Gadsden teen dies after being struck by SUV

GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT)- Etowah County officials say a Gadsden teen died Friday night after being hit by a vehicle.

15-year-old Justice Garrett was trying to cross the street at Tidmore Bend Road at Chadwick Street when she was struck by a SUV.

Etowah County Deputy Coroner Michael Head says the road was very dark and Garrett was wearing dark clothing. Deputy Coroner Head believes she hit her head on the side of the vehicle. Head does not suspect foul play and says this was an accident.

This incident happened around 8:05 p.m.; Garrett later died at Gadsden Regional Medical Center around 10:04 p.m. Police will continue to investigate.

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