By Gary Lloyd
An elderly female pedestrian was struck by a utility truck in Palmerdale early Monday morning, said Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Randy Christian.
“The victim has a disability and had wandered off,” Christian said
The 70-year-old female victim was in the middle of Alabama Highway 75 near Marsh Mountain Road when she was hit by a utility truck about 6:20 a.m., Christian said.
“It is unclear why she was on the highway but it was reported she had wandered into traffic in the past,” Christian said.
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