Update 3/25: After posting bond Flannigan was released from the Jefferson County Jail on Tuesday, March 23. The Jefferson County DA later requested that her bond be revoked after prosecutors say she violated conditions for previous charges in 2020 and earlier this year. Also in the request the prosecutor issued a warrant adding Flannigan be held without bond. Flannigan is not currently in custody.Court documents show Carmesia Flannigan was previously out on bond for a domestic violence charge from January with restrictions that she not be arrested. District Judge Katrina Ross granted the requested for Flannigan’s bond to be revoked. There is a hearing set for bond revocation on March 31. Update 3/22: The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Brandy Lee Moore Ballard, 52, of Birmingham. Ballard was driving south in the 800 block of Arkadelphia Road when she was hit head on by a Camaro traveling north on Arkadelphia Road that crossed the center line. Carmesia Flannigan, 22, of Birmingham, has been charged with murder in connection with the crash. Flannigan is also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injury. She is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $175,000 bond.Police investigators are looking into the possibility that racing caused a fatal crash this morning.The Birmingham Police Department reported to WVTM 13 News that officers responded to the 800 block of Arkadelphia Road.When officers arrived, they found several vehicles involved in a crash.BPD states a person inside one of the vehicles died at the scene.The police department says at this time, investigators believe the cause of the wreck may be due to racing, however the investigation is ongoing.The BPD also says no officers were in the area before the crash happened.Birmingham police have been working to crack down on street racing in the area.

Update 3/25: After posting bond Flannigan was released from the Jefferson County Jail on Tuesday, March 23. The Jefferson County DA later requested that her bond be revoked after prosecutors say she violated conditions for previous charges in 2020 and earlier this year. Also in the request the prosecutor issued a warrant adding Flannigan be held without bond. Flannigan is not currently in custody.

Court documents show Carmesia Flannigan was previously out on bond for a domestic violence charge from January with restrictions that she not be arrested.

District Judge Katrina Ross granted the requested for Flannigan’s bond to be revoked. There is a hearing set for bond revocation on March 31.

Update 3/22: The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Brandy Lee Moore Ballard, 52, of Birmingham. Ballard was driving south in the 800 block of Arkadelphia Road when she was hit head on by a Camaro traveling north on Arkadelphia Road that crossed the center line.

Carmesia Flannigan, 22, of Birmingham, has been charged with murder in connection with the crash. Flannigan is also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injury. She is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $175,000 bond.


Police investigators are looking into the possibility that racing caused a fatal crash this morning.

The Birmingham Police Department reported to WVTM 13 News that officers responded to the 800 block of Arkadelphia Road.

When officers arrived, they found several vehicles involved in a crash.

BPD states a person inside one of the vehicles died at the scene.

The police department says at this time, investigators believe the cause of the wreck may be due to racing, however the investigation is ongoing.

The BPD also says no officers were in the area before the crash happened.

Birmingham police have been working to crack down on street racing in the area.

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