A Michigan man has been charged with murder regarding a fatal accident that occurred in Henagar last year.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said Lester Macklin, 26 of Detroit, Michigan, was transported back to DeKalb county from Detroit by the U.S Marshal’s Office last week. Welden said Macklin is facing charges of murder and manslaughter.

Macklin was living in Sylvania at the time of the accident.

The fatal wreck occurred on May 21, 2018 at the intersection of Highway 40 and Highway 75 in Henagar. Macklin allegedly ran a red light while traveling northbound on Highway 75 at a high rate of speed. His vehicle struck the vehicle of Terrell Bowden, of Valley Head, who was turning southbound onto Highway 75 from Highway 40.

Macklin is currently in the DeKalb County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond. The accident was investigated by the Henagar Police Department and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

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