From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — A 29-year-old man was struck by a car and killed while reportedly sitting in the roadway just after 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
The Jefferson County Sherrif’s Office responded to a call at 3:12 a.m. and dispatched deputies to the intersection of Queenstown Road and Alabama Boulevard on reports that a person was sitting in the middle of the roadway. A few moments later, authorities recieved another call, this time from a female stating she had struck a person who was sitting in the middle of the roadway at that location.
Deputies arrived on scene to find a 29-year-old male, who had been struck by a gray Honda Civic and subsequently died from his injuries. During the investigation, they discovered that the driver of the Civic was legally intoxicated. The 31-year-old female was taken into custody and is being charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Additional charges are possible, pending the results of the investigation. The victim nor the driver has yet been identified.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s START Team is investigating the circumstances surrounding this event. Should you have any information regarding this investigation, you are asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450.