Mary Catherine Pearce, 31, of Opelika, an Alabama Army National Guard sergeant , was indicted by a Bibb County grand jury for reckless murder, four counts of vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI from a car crash in June.
The accident occurred on June 4 when Pearce and six other members of the guard took a joyride in a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup after having a night of pizza and beer. Pearce took over the wheel from one of the guardsman and lost control of the vehicle causing it to flip and strike a tree.
Two of the six other guardsmen were killed immediately on impact. Pearce was found six hours later by authorities after having run away from the scene.
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