Man dragged by vehicle across bridge and killed in Gadsden

Keeley Maddox

GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT) — A 45-year-old man was dragged across a bridge by a vehicle and killed Wednesday, according to Lt. Brent Sanders with the Gadsden Police Department.

Sanders says Matthew Paul Goddard was dragged across the Meighan Bridge around 10:30 p.m. by a vehicle that had stopped in a restaurant parking lot.

Goddard was taken to Gadsden Regional Medical Center and then taken to UAB Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police identified the driver as 28-year-old Keeley Jane Maddox. Maddox was arrested and charged with DUI.

She was booked into the Etowah County Jail.

Sanders says the incident is still under investigation.

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