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Wreck leads to murder charge

Greenville Police recently arrested a man in connection with a three-vehicle accident that occurred on Hwy. 185 North in Greenville on March 10, 2021.

Cedric Powell, a 42-year-old black male from Fort Deposit, was arrested and charged with murder after his actions resulted in the death of a motorist involved in the wreck.

According to a press release from Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn, the Greenville Police Departments Traffic Homicide and Reconstruction Unit was requested and took over the scene due to the severity of injury and damage caused by the accident.

The department’s investigation, alongside evidence collected at the scene, determined that Powell’s actions “engaged in conduct that created a circumstance of extreme indifference to human life which caused the death of another person.”

In the release, Chief Lovvorn stressed the importance that no one attempt to drive under the influence.

“We would like to emphasize that no one, under any circumstances, should get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcoholic beverages or taking controlled substances of any kind,” he stated. “We would also like to point out that even if you are not under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol, we will still pursue the maximum punishment against anyone who drives recklessly and with an indifference for human life that results in injuries or causes the death of another individual. You must think about the consequences of your actions before doing something you will regret for the rest of your life!”