UPDATE: Pedestrian killed on I-459 near Trussville identified

Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 5:20 AM CDT
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - An investigation is underway after a pedestrian was hit by a car on I-459 early Tuesday morning, August 2, 2022.

It happened shortly after 4 a.m. near mile marker 32 just before the I-59 exit to Trussville.

Authorities have identified the victim as Ronald E. Orton, 45, of Birmingham.

Orton died at the scene when he was hit by a 2009 Toyota Sienna, according to authorities.

The incident shut down the NB lanes for several hours.

All lanes are now open.

State Troopers continue to investigate.

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