Woman killed while trying to help dog identified
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - An act of kindness turned into a deadly situation for 31-year-old Christina Nicole Green on Saturday night.
Albertville Police confirmed Green was the woman who was struck by a truck and killed while trying to help a stray dog stuck in the middle of the highway.
According to authorities, Green spotted a stray dog near U.S. 431. She was a passenger in a vehicle that had pulled over to try and help the dog. Green had left the vehicle, crossed the northbound lanes, crossed the median and was hit by a truck traveling the southbound lane. The incident happened at 8:28 p.m., according to police.
Albertville Police Chief Jamie Smith said Highway U.S. 431 is a busy intersection with a lot of traffic and it was dark when Green was hit.
“It obviously a major artery through our town. I heard the traffic count is up to 40,000 cars a day at Highway 431 and Highway 35 intersection. There are a lot of hillcrests at this intersection, but I don’t know if that played a part but 8:30 at night is dark and there is some lighting but not a great deal,” said Smith.
WAFF 48 spoke to a relative of Green.
She said that Green had just celebrated a birthday on Wednesday. She was also engaged.
Green was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the truck was not injured. Police say the truck driver is cooperating and will not face any charges.
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