Alabama pedestrian struck, killed in hit and run, police say

Published 11:39 am Friday, December 15, 2023

An Alabama man was killed Thursday evening when he was walking across a street and was struck by a motorist who didn’t stop, police said.

Erskin Dewayne Jacobs, 59, of Athens, Alabama, was struck at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening when he was crossing the street near the intersection of U.S. 72 and Hine Street, Athens police said.

Jacobs was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but died later of the injuries he sustained in the accident.

The vehicle suspected of striking Jacobs did not stop, police said, and reported it was a tan or beige Honda CRV with likely damage on the front and driver’s rearview mirror.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or the accident is asked to call police at 256-233-8718.