LANETT POLICE PRESS RELEASE: TRAFFIC FATALITY

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By Detective Sgt. Robert Waldrop

On April 1, 2022 at approximately 6:30 AM Lanett Police Department and Lanett Fire and EMS responded to the area of Highway 50 and 7th Avenue SW in reference to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival emergency services found a single pedestrian had been struck by a single vehicle.

The pedestrian was identified as 41 year old Demaurius Patrick of Lanett, AL. Patrick was pronounced deceased on scene by Chambers County Coroner Jeff Jones.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Patrick was walking in the roadway when he was struck.

The section of Highway 50 is not very well lit and Patrick was wearing dark clothing.

The incident remains under investigation by Lanett Police Department. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sgt. Waldrop at 334-644-2146

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