1 dead, duty officer injured in Tuscumbia crash

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – One person is dead and a Tuscumbia police officer is in hospital after a crash Monday night in Colbert County.

According to Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan, the department received a call about a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle on Hawk Pride Mountain Road in Tuscumbia around 8:16 p.m.

When law enforcement arrived at the scene, they discovered the car involved was one of their own.

Logan says the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) was immediately notified per protocol when a duty officer is involved in a serious incident.

Colbert County Deputy Coroner Matt Moore pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. The officer driving the police vehicle marked Tuscumbia was taken by Keller EMS to a drop zone near New Bethel Elementary School.

Logan says AirEvac landed and took the officer to Huntsville Hospital, where his condition is unknown.

ALEA officials will continue to investigate the incident.

Chief Logan says the department’s thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of everyone involved.


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