From The Tribune staff reports
BESSEMER — The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a singe-vehicle accident that occurred last Friday in the 1100 block of Eastern Valley Road in Bessemer.
According to al.com, 23-year-old Derrious Tyrell Scott, of Bessemer, was fleeing gunfire when the sedan he was driving struck a private residence. Scott was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:58 p.m. and a passenger was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Jefferson County investigators believe the incident began when gunfire was exchanged between vehicles on Eastern Valley Road. Scott was not shot, according to the report.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 205-325-1450 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.