MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE (8:13 p.m. 8/10/20): Mobile Director of Public Safety James Barber says alcohol was involved in the crash that killed medical student Samantha Thomas. Barber says the driver, 36-year-old Jonathan Nakhla, had a blood alcohol content was above the legal limit of .08 percent.
UPDATE (5:50 p.m. 8/10/20): Police have arrested the doctor who was involved in a deadly crash that killed medical student Samantha Thomas.
On Monday, August 10, 2020 at about 5:05 p.m., police took 36-year-old Jonathan Nakhla into custody without incident. Nakhla has been arrested and charged with manslaughter.
UPDATE (3:22 P.M. 8/4/20): Mobile Police have identified the driver in an accident on West I-65 Service Road as 36-year-old Jonathan Nakhla.
UPDATE (5:05 p.m. 8/3/20): Mobile Police have identified the woman killed in a traffic accident on West I-65 Service Road Saturday morning.
On Saturday, Aug. 1, at about 12:41 a. m., police responded to West I-65 Service Road in front of the Econo Lodge hotel in reference to a traffic fatality. The vehicle was traveling south on West I-65 Service Road, left the roadway and rolled before coming to a rest in a ditch. The female passenger, identified as 24-year-old Samantha Alison Thomas, succumbed to her injury on the scene. The male driver was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police arrived on scene to a traffic fatality on West I-65 Service Road in front of the Econo Lodge. Police say the vehicle left the roadway and rolled before coming to rest in a ditch.
The woman died on scene of the accident, while the male driver was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.