One dead, officer released from hospital following Tuscumbia crash

One dead, officer released from hospital following Tuscumbia crash
Published: Oct. 11, 2022 at 6:10 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 11, 2022 at 9:25 AM CDT
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TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WAFF) - A Tuscumbia police officer has been released from the hospital following surgery for his injuries caused by a car crash involving a pedestrian on Oct. 11 according to the Tuscumbia Police Chief.

It states that the department received a 911 call about the incident on October 10 at 8:16 p.m. on Hawk Pride Mountain Road.

The pedestrian, Terry Hinton, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Colbert County Deputy Coroner and the officer was picked up by the Helen Keller EMTs. They brought the officer to a landing zone at New Bethel Elementary School where Air Evac flew him to Huntsville Hospital to undergo surgery for injuries sustained.

Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division are investigating the crash.

The officer is expected to begin a ‘lengthy recovery at home’, there is no comment on whether the officer will be charged.

The WAFF team reached out with several questions including the sequence of events leading up to the accident and the names of the officer and victim. A representative said they cannot comment on ongoing investigations.