At approximately 6:20 PM on Monday, February 14, 2022, Jefferson County Sheriff’s were dispatched to investigate a call of a person lying in the roadway on Shannon Road near Old Highway 150, just outside of the Bessemer City limits. A few minutes later, a second call came in from a person stating they had struck a person who was lying in the roadway at that same location. Once on the scene, deputies made contact with the driver of the vehicle that had struck the male. The male was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is on the scene and is conducting the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene and is fully cooperating with deputies regarding the investigation.