ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A man was rushed to UAB hospital following a wreck Monday evening that killed a Boaz woman. Now, that man is in jail, charged with murder.
Brandon Roach, also of Boaz, was arrested Wednesday by Alabama State Troopers. He was booked in the Etowah County Jail on $50,000 bond.
Troopers say Roach, 25, was driving a vehicle that left Sand Valley Road, 10 miles west of Attalla around 6 p.m. Monday. The passenger, Joanie Amanda Patterson, died. The vehicle left the road and hit an embankment.
Patterson was 24 years old.
Troopers say their preliminary investigation shows alcohol may have been a factor. Neither person was wearing a seat belt.