Columbus man charged in deadly Aug. 2016 car crash

Columbus man charged in deadly Aug. 2016 car crash

HURTSBORO, AL (WTVM) - A Columbus man has been charged in a two-vehicle crash that claimed the lives of four people in August 2016

Markees Spires, 26, has been charged with four counts of manslaughter and is being held at the Muscogee County Jail in Georgia awaiting extradition back to Russell County.

Alabama State Troopers worked with the Russell County District Attorney's office on the charges.

The accident happened on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at 7:22 a.m. on AL 26 at the two-mile marker, two miles east of Hurtsboro.

Travis Latrell Davis, 33, of Columbus, was killed when the 2013 Ford F-150 in which he was a passenger in collided with a 1995 Toyota Avalon before catching fire. Davis was pronounced dead at Midtown Medical Center in Columbus shortly after the accident.

The driver of the Toyota, Deontaye Caple, 19, of Phenix City, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The previously unidentified female victim has been identified as Dyanna Nicole Dixon, 33, of Columbus.

None of the three individuals killed were using seat belts.

A fourth victim later died as a result of the crash.  Desmond James, 18, of Phenix City was pronounced dead at Columbus Midtown Medical Center.  He was a passenger in the Toyota.

Officials say Spires was the driver of the Ford.

Spires has bonded out of the Lee County Jail and was extradited to Russell County.

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