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Pedestrian Hit By Car on Highway 87 in Pike County, Alabama

January 24, 2019

PIKE COUNTY, AL. – According to an online news story published at, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Alabama Highway 87 in Pike County, Alabama. The victim and the driver have been identified, and it is not yet clear if the driver will be charged in connection with the accident.* 

Pedestrian Killed on Highway 87 in Alabama

The accident occurred sometime in the evening on January 10, though reports did not indicate exactly what time. A pedestrian was walking on Alabama Highway 87 in Troy, and he was struck by a vehicle near mile marker 60 in Pike County. The vehicle was described as a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. 

The pedestrian suffered critical injuries and died at the scene, according to Alabama State Troopers. Pike County officials have identified him as James Clay Wright, of Troy. His age was not reported. The driver of the Chevy Malibu was identified as 39-year-old Jennifer Mallinax, of Kentucky, and she was not harmed in the collision. 

“Wright was attempting to cross the highway when he was struck,” said Cpl. Justin Vann, of the Alabama State Troopers. “Mallinax was not injured.” 

Reports did not identify a cause for the crash, and Troopers did not list any contributing factors that they might be looking into during the investigation. Authorities did not say whether Wright was inside a crosswalk or designated walkway at the time of the accident. It is not clear if Mallinax will be cited or charged for the accident and Wright’s death. 

Alabama State Troopers are continuing to investigate the case, and they have not released additional information to the media at this time. 

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