Cullman man arrested for reckless murder in 2020 crash case

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Austin Edward Turrentine (Photo courtesy of The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office)

CULLMAN, Ala. – According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division, troopers arrested Austin Edward Turrentine, 20, of Cullman at 11:38 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, 

Turrentine was arrested and charged with reckless murder, reckless manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. 

The arrest is the result of a single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 3:08 a.m. on July 24, 2020 and resulted in the death of 20-year-old passenger, Jesslyn Nicole Hood, of Cullman. 

Nothing further is available as ALEA Troopers continue to investigate.

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