Shortly after 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 6th, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Heflin Avenue West near Oak Ridge Drive to investigate a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, deputies encountered a juvenile female in critical condition. Evidence suggests she had been walking with friends in the roadway when she was struck by a passing vehicle, then subsequently struck by a second vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. Both drivers have been identified and have been interviewed by investigators.
The victim was transported to Children’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.