Pedestrian struck and killed by car in downtown B’ham

Pedestrian struck and killed by car in downtown B’ham
(Source: Brandon Riggins/WBRC)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police say a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle on 1st Ave. N on Thursday morning.

Police say a woman in the crosswalk was hit by a vehicle that was traveling eastbound. The accident happened near 50th St. N., and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Joy Michelle Champion.

(Source: Brandon Riggins/WBRC)

The driver went off the road and hit a nearby Motel 8. There is not any damage reported to the building. The driver stayed on the scene and is cooperating with police.

As of 5 a.m., 1st Ave. N near the scene remains closed to traffic.

This story will be updated.

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