Man Repairing Vehicle Hit, Killed on I-22 in Hamilton, Alabama
HAMILTON, AL. – According to a news story reported online at wtva.com, a man repairing a vehicle on Interstate 22 was struck and killed by another vehicle in Hamilton, Alabama. Authorities say that the driver who hit the man left the scene of the collision but was later located by an Alabama State Trooper.*
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says that the crash occurred on the morning of April 30. A 56-year-old man from Empire, Alabama, was traveling on Interstate 22 in Marion County, Alabama, when he experienced vehicle issues. It is not clear what direction on the interstate the man had been traveling or what was wrong with his vehicle.
Authorities report that the man got out of his disabled vehicle and was attempting to make repairs to it, when a passing tractor-trailer struck him. The report from WTVA did not say where on the roadway the man’s vehicle was stopped. Alabama State Troopers said that the driver of the tractor-trailer left the scene following the accident.
WTVA and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said the man from Empire was killed in the collision. It appears that he was the sole occupant of his vehicle at the time of the accident.
Alabama State Troopers immediately began looking for the driver of the tractor-trailer who was involved in the collision. A Trooper reportedly located a suspect not long after the crash. The report did not say where the Trooper found this suspect. He was identified as a 24-year-old man from Marrero, Louisiana.
Investigation into the accident is ongoing, and Troopers have not released further information at this time.
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