Construction worker killed in hit and run on I-59/20; suspect in custody
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - An employee working on a repaving project within a work zone on I-59/20 was killed when he was hit by a car Thursday night.
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, 58-year-old Patrick Todd Jackson was working in a closed lane on I-59/20 near mile marker 112 in Bessemer around 9:30 p.m. when he was hit by a 2012 Jeep Patriot driven by 48-year-old Charles Brian Hogg.
According to ALEA, Hogg drove through the traffic control barriers, striking the victim and a piece of repaving equipment before leaving the scene.
ALEA, with the help of the Bessemer Police Department, located both the Jeep Patriot and Hogg at a home in Bessemer.
Hogg was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless murder.
ALEA is investigating the incident.
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