Man charged in fatal Saginaw wreck

Published 10:05 am Monday, February 4, 2013

Witnesses rush to help the victims in a wreck on Shelby County 26 in Saginaw involving the silver Ford Escape, left, and the red Ford Explorer, center. The driver of the Ford Explorer was booked into the Shelby County Jail on Jan. 30. (Contributed)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

An Alabaster man involved in a fatal Jan. 16 wreck in Saginaw has been charged with reckless murder involving a vehicle and first-degree assault, according to Shelby County Jail records.


Drew Alexander Graham, 21, was booked into the jail on Jan. 30, and currently is being held on bonds totaling $100,000.

Graham was involved in the Jan. 16 wreck on Shelby County 26, which happened at about 11:20 a.m. just south of the Saginaw Volunteer Fire Department, according to the Birmingham Highway Patrol office.

According to the Highway Patrol wreck report, Graham’s 1996 Ford Explorer collided with a 2004 Ford Escape driven by 39-year-old Columbiana resident Karen Lewis. Lewis was killed in the wreck and her passenger, a juvenile whose name was not released, was transported to UAB Hospital for treatment.

Graham was injured in the wreck and was transported to UAB Hospital for treatment.