FLORENCE, Ala. — A woman has been indicted on a manslaughter charge and accused of being on drugs when she was involved in a crash that killed an Alabama doctor.

Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly tells Al.com that 27-year-old Tiffany Balentine faces a manslaughter charge in the Feb. 2 crash that killed 86-year-old Robert Long. He says she was on a “laundry list of drugs,” including meth, marijuana and Xanax.

Authorities say the crash happened as Long was leaving a gas station in Florence. The front end of Balentine’s eastbound 2008 Chrysler collided with the driver’s side of Long’s southbound car. He later died at a local hospital.

Long was an accomplished doctor who practiced in Florence and operated a free clinic for the homeless in Vernon.

It’s unclear if Balentine has an attorney.


Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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