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Body found on I-459N identified, Hoover Police investigating

Hoover Police investigate accident on I-459
Published: Feb. 1, 2022 at 2:45 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 3, 2022 at 7:19 AM CST
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HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - The body of a man found on Interstate 459 North Tuesday afternoon between the Lorna Road bridge and I-65 has been identified.


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The body of 36-year-old Tyrez Demetrius Garner, of Tarrant, was recovered around 1 p.m. after police received a call from a motorist who saw what appeared to be a body in the roadway.

Officials believe Garner was a pedestrian who was struck by multiple motor vehicles. His fingerprints were used to confirm his identity.

It’s unclear what time Garner was killed but Hoover PD says their investigation has revealed that the body could have been in the roadway as early as 2:30 A.M. Tuesday morning.

Police say it is unknown how the victim ended up on the interstate. No foul play is suspected.

If you have any information pertaining to the case, or saw an object in the roadway while passing through that area, you’re asked to contact Hoover Police Lt. Caleb Pittman at 205-739-6714.

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