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Woman killed while trying to help dog identified

Published: Oct. 3, 2021 at 12:46 PM CDT
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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.

Christina Green was the woman killed while she tried to help a dog that was stuck on a highway.
Christina Green was the woman killed while she tried to help a dog that was stuck on a highway.(waff)

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 identified as the woman killed while she tried to help a stray dog on a highway.
Green was identified as the woman killed while she tried to help a stray dog on a highway.(waff)

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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