Pedestrian killed after being struck by FedEx truck on I-59 identified, driver arrested

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Police are investigating a case where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a FedEx truck on I-59 Southbound near the Roebuck Parkway exit Thursday.

According to BPD, the incident occurred just before 12:30 p.m. Officers arrived on the scene and found a man lying unresponsive near the guardrail on the interstate. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation identified the vehicle which hit the man as a “white FedEx van,” according to BPD. The vehicle was spotted around 12:50 by officers and a traffic stop was executed. A female driver was brought into custody and then transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

The victim was later identified as 33-year-old Euriticulus De Shawn Williams. Williams was employed with a crew that was contracted to clean liter from the interstate.

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