Pedestrian struck and killed by trolley

CBS42/Kaitlin McCulley
CBS42/Kaitlin McCulley
CBS42/Kaitlin McCulley

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – UPDATE (x2): The name of pedestrian struck by a trolley on Tuesday afternoon has been released. She was 25-years-old Pouneh Bahri of Centerville, Virginia. Students of the  Horizons School have placed flowers and art out in honor of their classmate who was killed in the trolley accident.

UPDATE: The Birmingham Police Department confirms the victim has died. Mayor Bell and Police Chief Roper are on the scene. The accident victim was a female student at Horizons School for adults with disabilities. According to Dr. Jade Carter, the Executive Director of the Horizons School, the victim was a female second-year student. She was set to graduate in May and was walking back to her apartment with other students when she was struck.

Related: Trolley accident witness: ‘It was unreal’

ORIGINAL: A pedestrian has reportedly been struck and dragged by a trolley in Southside Birmingham, near the intersection of 14th Ave. S. and 20th Street S.

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