One vehicle verses a pedestrian crash claims a life.

A one vehicle verses a pedestrian crash at 8:55 a.m. today, November 6, 2018, has claimed the life of a Florence man. The pedestrian, Jason William Hewett, 34, was killed when he was struck by a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado driven by John Malcolm Thomas of Florence. Thomas was not injured in the crash. Hewett was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on County Road 137, four miles northwest of Florence. Hewett was a 2006 graduate of the Alabama State Trooper Academy and was assigned to the Highway Patrol Division in Lauderdale County of the Quad Cities Trooper Post. Trooper Hewett was off duty at the time of the crash. Nothing further is available as Troopers continue to investigate.

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