Attalla man killed while walking in the middle of highway

ATTALLA, Ala. (WIAT)–An Attalla man was struck and killed while walking on Alabama Highway 77 late Saturday night.

Etowah Deputy Coroner Michael Head identified the victim as 24-year-old Adam David Vaughn of Attalla.  Vaughn and a friend were travelling on AL 77 when Vaughn’s truck broke down at the Jet Pep at Gallant Road.

Vaughn began walking down the middle of the highway ,while his friend walked on the shoulder.  Despite pleading with Vaughn to get out of the middle of the road, Vaughn continued walking down the center line.  A Ford Escape travelling southbound tried to avoid hitting Vaughn, but struck him on the right side of the SUV, throwing him 60 feet from the point of impact.

Vaughn died at the scene.

Copyright 2014 WIAT 42 News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s