Corrected: Arrest Made in Weekend Traffic Accident

On March 11, 2023, at approximately 10:55 pm, the Dothan Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident with critical injuries in the 2500 block of Ross Clark Circle. The accident was involving a 2018 Hyundai Sonata.  The driver, 30-year-old Derik Levi Blessing, and passenger, 42-year-old Audrey Kay Jenkins were both pronounced deceased at the scene.  Both victims resided in Dothan.

Also involved in the accident was a 2021 Dodge Charger driven by 42-year-old Leon Aubrey Jones Jr.  After an investigation by the Dothan Police Department Crash Team, It was determined that Mr. Jones was traveling at excessive speeds and under the influence of alcohol.  He was also determined to be the reason for the crash.  Due to these contributing factors Leon Aubrey Jones Jr. has been charged with two counts of manslaughter.  He has bonds totaling 60,000.00.

The Dothan Police Department would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the Blessing and Jenkins families.

William E. Benny
Chief of Police

Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly indicated that Jones was charged with criminally negligent homicide.

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