Pedestrian struck, killed in Birmingham hit-and-run identified

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A man who was struck and killed by a car as they were walking on a Birmingham sidewalk last week was identified Monday morning.

According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, the victim was walking down the 100 block of 3rd Avenue West in Birmingham when he was struck by a passing car.

The car reportedly crossed over multiple lanes, onto the sidewalk, struck the victim, and left the scene. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and later identified as 62-year-old Robert Benson.

The crash is under investigation. No further information has been released at this time.

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