Man charged with manslaughter in Ala. rig crash that killed paramedic
Dontorrius Jaquez Belser was charged in the crash that killed Care Ambulance Paramedic David Mimm
Montgomery Advertiser, Ala.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A Montgomery man has been charged with manslaughter and two counts of second-degree assault in connection to a wreck that killed an on-duty paramedic, and injured an ambulance driver and passenger.
Dontorrius Jaquez Belser, 28, was arrested Wednesday morning in connection to the March wreck.
David Mimm, 54, a coworker and another woman were traveling northbound on Eastern Boulevard about 1:45 a.m. March 1 when a 2016 Hyundai Sonata, traveling eastbound on Vaughn Road, struck the ambulance.
Belser, according to court records, ran a read light at the intersection resulting in the wreck. He suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said after the wreck.
Mimm, who suffered life-threatening injuries in the wreck, was taken to the hospital where he was ultimately pronounced dead. His coworker and the passenger also suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Warrants were signed for Belser's arrest March 18, nearly three months before his arrest Wednesday. He was booked into the Montgomery County Detention Facility before he was freed on a combined $54,000 bond. No mugshot was immediately available for Belser.
According to an obituary for Mimm, he served as a medic in the U.S. Army. Following his service, he moved to Montgomery where he became a licensed paramedic and worked as such for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife of over 20 years, two sons, a step-daughter, several siblings and nieces and nephews.
Contact Montgomery Advertiser reporter Kirsten Fiscus at 334-318-1798 or KFiscus@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter @KDFiscus
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