Attalla man killed while walking in the middle of highway

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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.

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