From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified a man killed in a crash on Gadsden Highway in Birmingham on Monday, Jan 4, 2021.
Rodney Dale Pilkington, 55, of Birmingham, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 700 block of Gadsden Highway at 1:36 p.m.
“The decedent was the driver and lone occupant of a pickup truck that reportedly fled the scene of a nearby wreck,” said Coroner Bill Yates. “The decedent lost control of his vehicle and struck an iron gate and utility pole, causing the vehicle to roll over and the decedent to be ejected from the vehicle”
No one else was in the truck Pilkington was driving.
The Birmingham Police Department is investigating.