Albertville hit-and-run victim dies, arrest made - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Albertville hit-and-run victim dies, arrest made

Juan Gomez Jorge is charged with leaving the scene of an accident. (Source: Albertville PD) Juan Gomez Jorge is charged with leaving the scene of an accident. (Source: Albertville PD)
Police said Jorge hit a pedestrian and left without stopping. (Source: WAFF) Police said Jorge hit a pedestrian and left without stopping. (Source: WAFF)
ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The Marshall County Coroner said the victim in an Albertville hit-and-run died, leaving the man arrested in the case open to possible further charges.

It happened just after 11 p.m. Tuesday on Baltimore Avenue near Willow Creek Apartments.

Police said a 23-year-old man was crossing Baltimore Avenue around 11:05 when he was struck by a vehicle.

That vehicle then fled the scene, traveling northbound.

Assistant Chief Jamie Smith said 38-year-old Juan Gomez Jorge faces a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident. The man told investigators he is an illegal alien from Guatemala staying in Albertville.

Marshall County Coroner Marlon Killian confirmed late Wednesday night that the victim died at Huntsville Hospital. The name of the victim has not been released at this time.

Smith said that charges against Jorge could be upgraded to manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, or murder.

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