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Georgia Man Killed by Vehicle on I-59 in Alabama

January 26, 2019

ATTALLA, AL. – A man from Georgia was killed January 22 after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 59 near Attalla, Alabama, according to an online news report from Few details about the crash have been reported at this time, but the man has been identified.* 

The incident occurred on the morning of January 22, but reports did not indicate exactly what time. A man was walking on Interstate 59, about four miles from Attalla, and a passing Peterbilt tractor-trailer struck him. It is not clear what direction the man was walking or what direction the tractor-trailer was traveling at the time of the crash. 

The pedestrian was critically injured and did not survive. Officials pronounced him dead at the scene of the accident. Alabama State Troopers identified the man as 28-year-old Marius M. Hillius, of Fayetteville, Georgia. Authorities did not say why Hillius was walking on the interstate, nor did they say whether he was on the shoulder or in a lane of travel. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not identified in reports. It does not appear that he or she was injured. No information was provided about why the driver struck Hillius. It is not clear if it was dark outside at the time, or the driver did not see Hillius. Troopers did not say whether the tractor-trailer driver was cited or would be charged in connection with the crash and Hillius’s death. 

Authorities are still investigating this accident. Troopers have not yet reported additional information about the collision to the media. 

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