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Construction worker killed in hit and run on I-59/20; suspect in custody

48-year-old Charles Brian Hogg
48-year-old Charles Brian Hogg(Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 6:49 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 10, 2021 at 11:54 AM CDT
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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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