Alabama woman struck and killed by motorist, state troopers say

Published 11:08 am Saturday, March 16, 2024

An Alabama pedestrian was killed Thursday night after she was struck by a car, state troopers reported.

The single-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian occurred at approximately 7:44 p.m. Thursday, and claimed the life of an Athens woman.

The pedestrian, Amber L. Lankster, 39, was fatally injured when she was struck by a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Jason G. Elrod, 36, of Elkmont.

Lankster was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Prior to impact, Lankster was involved in a previous crash also as a pedestrian.

The crash occurred on Alabama 99 near Sugar Way Road, approximately 7 miles north of Athens, in Limestone County.