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Media Release 229

Suspect in Custody after Fatal Hit & Run

The Birmingham Police Department reports Hit & Run Investigators are conducting a hit and run investigation after a person was fatally struck on Interstate-59 South.

On Thursday, September 23, 2021, at around 12:25 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to Interstate-59 South near the Roebuck Parkway Exit on report of a person struck. Officers arrived on the scene and observed a male lying unresponsive near an interstate guardrail off of the roadway.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the male deceased. While on the scene, officers learned that the vehicle which hit the male left the scene. Witnesses identified the vehicle as a “white Fed Ex van.”

At around 12:50 p.m., officers learned the vehicle was possibly traveling in the nearby area. East Precinct officers spotted the suspected hit & run vehicle in the 200 block of Gadsden Highway. Officers executed a traffic stop on the vehicle and took a female driver into custody. She was subsequently transported to a local area hospital for a medical evaluation. The driver is currently in the custody of BPD Hit & Run investigators.

The victim was reportedly employed with a crew that was contracted to clean liter from the interstate.

If there is anyone with additional information, we ask that they contact B.P.D. Hit & Run Investigators @ 205-254-6555 or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App. Simply download the app and submit a tip. Updates will be provided as information becomes available. If the tip to Crime Stoppers leads to an arrest, Crime Stoppers will provide a cash reward.

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Media Release 229- Suspect in Custody After Fatal Hit & Run