Construction worker Sammy Stuart Blankenship, 57, killed in pedestrian collision on I-59/20 in Bessemer, Alabama
According to the Bessemer Police Department, when officers arrived, they found a man hit. The man was a member of the road construction crew and later died at a hospital.
The motorist, who has not yet been identified, is in jail after he fled the crash scene. Bessemer police are working to obtain warrants against him.
For drivers who speed past construction zones, warning signs and flashing lights, Blankenships urges caution so workers can make it home safely.