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Pedestrian struck and killed in Adamsville, driver faces questioning (Update)

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Jefferson County sheriff's deputies investgating an accident that killed a pedestrian, Friday, April 25, 2014. Jefferson County sheriff's deputies investgating an accident that killed a pedestrian, Friday, April 25, 2014.
Update:

A Gardendale man has been arrested in connection with an accident Friday morning in Adamsville that killed a pedestrian, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said.

Joseph Pool, 32, is charged with manslaughter after the truck he was driving along Highway 78 near Hedgewood Drive struck and killed a man. Pool, who was taken into custody at the scene for questioning, is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

According to investigators, alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the accident.

The victim has yet to be identified.



Initial Report:


JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. -- A man was struck and killed by a truck Friday morning in Adamsville, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said.

According to Sgt. Jack Self, the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. at Forestdale Boulevard and Hedgewood Drive, where a man was hit by a vehicle and later pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was taken into custody for questioning as an investigation into the accident remains ongoing.

The identity of the victim hasn't been released.

ABC 33/40 will continue to follow this story and provide updates as more information becomes available.

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