JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL — A 32-year-old woman died Monday morning in a hit-and-run collision that also injured four juvenile passengers on Highway 79 near Pinson, according to AL.com.
Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash on Highway 79 at Pawnee Road shortly after 9:30 a.m.
The woman was at the wheel of a Buick LaCrosse attempting to make a left turn onto Highway 79 from Pawnee Road when her vehicle was struck by a Dodge Challenger going southbound on Highway 79.
Authorities said the woman died at the scene. Three juvenile passengers in the Buick LaCrosse were transported to Children’s of Alabama Hospital with undisclosed injuries.
The driver and one passenger in the causing Dodge Challenger fled the scene on foot. A small child left behind was taken to Children’s Hospital as well.
Two other vehicles became involved in the incident in their attempt to avoid the earlier collision. Two people from those vehicles required medical treatment at the scene.
An investigation is underway. Authorities have not revealed whether or not they have been able to identify the at-fault driver and accomplice.
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