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Fatal traffic case heading to trial

A case against a Jemison man involved in a fatal traffic case in Chilton County in 2013 will head to trial in November.

Kevin Ray Ousley, 30, faces charges after driving under the influence of a controlled substance, and texting, when he crashed into another car on Interstate 65 North at Mile Marker 212 in Chilton County in 2013, leaving one person dead, according to court records.

Ousley was driving a Toyota Camry that crashed into a Jeep Cherokee about 7:15 a.m. on Aug. 22, 2013.

The passenger in the Jeep, Jackie Alan Faircloth, 65, was killed in the crash, and the driver, Patricia Faircloth McCain, 67, was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Ousley faces multiple charges in the crash: one count of reckless murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and driving under the influence, and two counts of vehicular homicide, according to court records.

A warrant was issued for his arrest on Aug. 11, 2014, almost a year after the wreck occurred.

The indictment states that on the day of the wreck, Ousley was driving under the influence of a controlled substance—methadone and/or clonazepam, and was writing, sending or reading a text message.

Ousley was scheduled to appear Oct. 14 before Chilton County Circuit Judge Ben A. Fuller where he would inform the court whether the case would go to trial or whether he plans to plead guilty.

An order filed by Fuller on Wednesday said Ousley’s plea was held open and the case was set for trial on Nov. 16 at 8:30 a.m. at the Chilton County Courthouse.

Ousley is currently out of jail on bond, according to court records.