Boaz man, 25, charged with murder in crash that killed woman, 24

Brandon Roach

GADSDEN, Ala. -- A Boaz man has been charged in connection with a crash that killed a 24-year-old woman, Alabama State Troopers said.

Brandon Roach, 25, was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center on a murder charge for the death of Joanie Amanda Patterson, who died in a single-vehicle crash near Attalla Monday night.

Roach, who suffered serious injuries in the accident, had reportedly been drinking alcohol prior to crashing his vehicle into an embankment off of Sand Valley Road. Neither Roach or Patterson were wearing seatbelts.

Roach's bond has been set at $50,000.