Debra Kay Estep (57) was arrested on Aug. 14 for one count of Manslaughter for her involvement in the traffic fatality on Aug. 5 on the Foley Beach Express. The accident occurred at approximately 10 p.m., when Estep turned into the wrong lane while entering onto the Foley Beach Express from the intersection at County Road 20. Estep’s car collided with an oncoming vehicle, costing the vehicle’s passenger, Josie Jones (20) of Orange Beach, her life, as well as the life of her unborn child. Jones was nearing her 30th week of pregnancy.
Jones was flown to Sacred Heart Hospital, where she and her unborn child later died.
According to the statement released by the Foley Police Department, “The investigation is still ongoing and other charges are being considered. The investigation has thus far shown at the time of the wreck Estep was three-times the legal alcohol limit.”