Alabama pedestrian killed, truck driver left scene after striking another vehicle, troopers say

Published 11:45 am Saturday, April 8, 2023

An Alabama pedestrian was killed Friday night when he was struck by a truck that left the scene, Alabama state troopers said.

The two-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 9 p.m. Friday, and claimed the life of a pedestrian.

Frankie J. Swearengin Jr., 36, of Albertville, a pedestrian, was fatally injured when he was struck by a vehicle possibly believed to be between a 1999 and 2006 Chevrolet Silverado that left the scene of the crash, state troopers said.

After the initial crash, the Silverado then struck a 2019 GMC Sierra driven by Michel Martinez, 30, of Horton, Alabama.

The crash occurred on Highpoint Road, approximately 3 miles west of Albertville, in Marshall County.