Police Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver in Millbrook, AL, Fatal Pedestrian Crash
MILLBROOK, AL. – According to an online news story reported by thewetumpkaherald.com, police in Millbrook, Alabama, are searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash. Officers are urging the driver to turn himself or herself in and are also asking for the public’s assistance in locating the driver.*
The accident reportedly occurred sometime on March 2, 2019 on Highway 14 in Millbrook, Alabama. The Millbrook Police Department and Millbrook Fire Department responded to the 1400 block of the highway on calls about a person lying on the roadway. The Wetumpka Herald reports that emergency responders found the body of a man in his 30s on the Highway 14 shoulder near Kelley Boulevard.
It appeared a vehicle had struck the man, according to the news report and police, but the driver did not stay at the scene or contact authorities. Witnesses who contacted police were not able to provide a description of the vehicle or the driver.
Millbrook Police Chief P.K. Johnson called the incident an “unconscionable act” and said that all drivers involved in accidents that result in injury had an obligation in Alabama to stop and render aid. Failure to stop and contact police is a crime, Johnson said.
“I sincerely hope this was a terrible accident, and the driver got scared and didn’t know what to do and just left the scene,” Johnson said. “If that is the case, I would appeal to the driver’s humanity to come forward, and turn yourself in to our investigators, and give them your full account of what happened. That’s just the right thing to do. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family.”
The victim’s name has not been released. Anyone with information about the accident is encouraged to call the Millbrook Police Department at (334) 285-6832.
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