Bessemer resident arrested for criminally negligent homicide

Published 11:03 am Thursday, September 7, 2023

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ALABASTER- Bessemer resident Eldin Ulloa, 20, was arrested on multiple charges, including Reckless Homicide on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 6:10 p.m.

Allegedly, Ulloa was driving 82 miles per hour in a 45-mile-per-hour zone when he ran a stop sign near Butler Road and County Road 17 in Alabaster. Ulloa’s car was subsequently t-boned by an oncoming vehicle, injuring his five siblings who were passengers in the car.

One of Ulloa’s siblings, his brother Junior, 11, subsequently died from his injuries, resulting in Ulloa being charged with reckless homicide. The remaining Ulloa siblings were taken to Children’s Hospital to be treated.

Ulloa was booked into Shelby County Jail on Tuesday, Sept. 5. He has been given the following charges:

-Three counts of third-degree assault

-one count of first-degree assault

-one count of reckless endangerment

-one count of murder by reckless endangerment/criminal negligence

The date of Ulloa’s trial has yet to be set. However, he is ineligible for bail due to his arrest on a homicide charge. The investigation of this case is still ongoing, and details will be released as they become available.