Victim becomes suspect: Hammac jailed after crash
A two-vehicle accident last Saturday resulted in six people being treated for injuries and lead to the arrest of one of the drivers in the incident.
Sandra Kay Hammac, 46, of Brewton was the driver of a 2009 Scion that investigators say crossed the center line along a stretch of Ridge Road Saturday, May 4 just before noon.
Sentoria Kalena Jolly was the driver of a 1985 Oldsmobile that was struck by Hammac’s vehicle according to a report by the Alabama State Trooper’s office.
Also in the vehicle with Jolly were Jason Jones, 35; Jewels Jones, 3 months; Journey Jolly, 3; and Jordan Jolly, 6.
All victims in the crash were transported by ambulance to D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital for treatment. The three youngest victims were later transported by Lifeflight to other hospitals for treatment. Reports say none of the children were restrained in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Hammac was arrested four days following the crash after an investigation revealed evidence that she was in possession of several controlled substances at the time of the crash.
The charge against Hammac includes five counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
The charges stemmed from the discovery that Hammac had allegedly handed off a pouch containing pills and medications to a by-stander at the scene of the Ridge Road crash. Investigators retrieved the pouch, which reportedly contained a variety of controlled substances including Xanax pills and bars, Soma pills, Ambiene and Oxycodone.
Hammac was taken into custody Wednesday and remains in the Escambia County Detention Center as of press time Friday. Bond in the current case was set at $20,000, however the suspect is being held due to a violation of bond from a previous charge.