Pedestrian struck and killed in Pinson identified

Pedestrian struck and killed in Pinson identified
Pedestrian struck and killed in Pinson (Source: wbrc)

PINSON, Ala. (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was struck and killed on Highway 79 South in Pinson Wednesday evening.

Authorities have identified the man as 50-year-old Rhett Wayne Yager.

Deputies responded around 6:45 p.m. According to the sheriff’s office, Yager stepped into the path of a vehicle traveling south on Highway 79 near Dollar General. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives continue their investigation. The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with authorities.

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