A White Hall man walking along Gravel Pit Road Saturday night was struck and killed by a vehicle, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
The news release said that at approximately 7:40 p.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Gravel Pit Road, near Highway 365, to the report of a 39-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Operation Commander Major Lafayette Woods Jr. said in the news release.
The pedestrian was identified as John Sloan of White Hall. The driver of the vehicle that reportedly struck Sloan has been identified as Scott Allen, 54, who, at the time of the accident, was accompanied by his wife, Susie Allen.
The Allens were not injured in the accident.
Scott Allen reported that Sloan was walking along Gravel Pit Road when the collision occurred.
Deputy Jefferson County Coroner Jason Duren pronounced Harris dead at the scene.
Sloan’s body will be sent to the State Crime Laboratory for an autopsy by the State Medical Examiner to determine the official cause and manner of death, Jefferson County Coroner, Chad Kelley said.
The accident is under investigation.