MEMPHIS, TN - According to Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich, 59-year-old Felix Blackwood was indicted Tuesday on vehicular homicide and other charges. Blackwood allegedly tried to have his daughter take the blame for a fatal accident last September.
Felix Blackwood of the 5900 block of Woodstock Cuba Road, was also indicted on aggravated assault, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving while a habitual motor vehicle offender.
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He is being held on $300,000 bond.
Bruce Kingdon, 53, of Millington, was killed and his wife, Cassie Kingdon, 43, was critically injured in the accident that occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on September 28 of 2016 in front of Blackwood’s residence on Woodstock Cuba Road.
An investigation showed that Blackwood exited the driveway in a pickup truck pulling a trailer and into the path of the Harley Davidson motorcycle.
According to Weirich, the crash killed cyclist Bruce Kingdon and critically injured his wife who was thrown some 150 feet by the impact.
Blackwood, whose license had been revoked for multiple DUI convictions, did not call 911 or render aid to the victims, but instead forced his daughter to say she was the driver of the pickup.
His 24-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Blackwood, was arrested the following day on charges related to the crash, but further investigation indicated that her father was the driver and charges against her were dismissed.
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