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Pedestrian Tragically Killed When Hit by Vehicle on U.S. 280 in Shelby County, Alabama

July 02, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY, AL. – According to a news story reported online at, a pedestrian was tragically killed when he was hit by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 280 in Shelby County, Alabama. The circumstances of the accident are not fully reported, but authorities reportedly believe that the driver of the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.*

The incident occurred early in the morning near the Circle K in Inverness, Alabama. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and WVTM report that a pedestrian was attempting to cross U.S. 280 by Greenville Parkway at about 4:45 a.m., when a passing vehicle of unknown make and model hit him. It is not clear what direction the pedestrian was walking, but it appears the accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of the highway.

The report does not say whether the pedestrian had the right-of-way or was inside of a crosswalk when the accident happened. WVTM reports that the pedestrian tragically died from his injuries. He was identified as a 56-year-old man from Birmingham, Alabama. 

Authorities reportedly developed reason to believe the driver was intoxicated at the time of the collision. The driver was not identified, and it is not clear if he or she was injured. The news report did not say whether any passengers were in the vehicle. 

Investigation into the accident is ongoing. A traffic homicide investigation has reportedly been opened to investigate the cause of the accident. All investigative findings will be presented to the Shelby County District Attorney. 

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