Geneva County man charged with manslaughter in fatal wreck

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HARTFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — A Hartford man is behind bars, charged with manslaughter stemming from Sunday night’s fatal three-vehicle wreck near the Florida-Alabama state line.

James Brown was driving a Ford f-150 pick-up truck when he crossed the center-line of State Highway 167 and hit a Honda Accord driven by Marie Prescott, also of Hartford.

Alabama state troopers say the impact caused the 48-year-old woman’s vehicle to go into the path of an 18-wheeler. Prescott was killed.

Geneva County Sheriff Office officials say Brown left the scene but was later arrested at his house.

He’s being held at the Geneva County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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