Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 59 yesterday that claimed the life of 54-year-old Darrell James Pettie of Bessemer.

According to Senior Trooper Reginal King, Pettie was involved in a crash and was standing outside his vehicle near the 98 mile marker of I 20/59, three miles north of Vance. Pettie was then struck by a 2005 Dodge 1500 at about 2:35 p.m.

The driver of the Dodge then left the scene of the accident on foot before positive identification could be obtained.

Anyone with information on this accident is asked to contact the Alabama State Trooper Office at (205) 553-5531.