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Driver involved in fatal accident with Cpl. Keith Slay facing charges

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -

The driver involved in the accident with Columbus Police Corporal Keith Slay on Veterans Parkway on July 30 is facing misdemeanor charges. 74-year-old Alex Komendantov will be charged with failure to yield, failure to maintain lane and second degree homicide by vehicle, without malice.

Komendantov was booked through the Muscogee County Jail today and immediately released on bond on Wednesday afternoon.

The fatal car crash happened as Corporal Slay was responding to a call for back-up. A vehicle tried to merge into their lane and Slay swerved to avoid the car and crashed into the pole, according to police reports.

Corporal Slay was a 32-year veteran with the department where he was a Special Agent assigned to the Metro Narcotics Task Force. Corporal Slay was also a helicopter pilot for the department.

Russell County Special Agent Brad Evans, who is also assigned to the multi-agency task force, was a passenger in the car and was injured in the crash. He was released from the hospital a few days after the accident. He has yet to return back to work, he is still seeing doctors and recovering, according to the Russell County Sheriff's Office.

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