Hit-and-Run Vehicle Crash on U.S. 280 in Coosa County, Alabama, Under Investigation
COOSA COUNTY, AL. – According to an online news story reported at alexcityoutlook.com, a hit-and-run vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 280 in Coosa County, Alabama, is under investigation. The accident reportedly caused the tragic deaths of two people, and a suspect has been placed under arrest.*
The accident occurred on the eastbound side of U.S. 280 in Coosa County. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and The Outlook report that a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse was traveling east on the highway and rear-ended an eastbound motorcycle. According to information from State Troopers, the driver of the Mitsubishi had dropped a vape pen while driving and looked down to retrieve the pen prior to the crash.
Following the impact, the Mitsubishi traveled across the median and ran off the other side of the road, coming to a stop against a tree. The driver of the Mitsubishi then reportedly exited the vehicle and left the scene on foot.
The Outlook reports that the two people who were riding on the motorcycle were thrown from the bike during the collision, and they were both tragically killed. Officials identified them as an adult male and a 17-year-old juvenile.
Alabama State Troopers searched for the missing driver and tracked down a man suspected of driving the Mitsubishi shortly following the accident. They placed him under arrest, according to The Outlook. He was identified as a 19-year-old male from Jacksons Gap, Alabama. The Outlook says the suspect admitted to drinking alcohol before the crash, and he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.
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