Hit-and-run closes U.S. 280 in Chelsea

CHELSEA- Deputies from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Alabama State Troopers responded to a traffic accident on near the Chevron Service Station on U.S. 280 in Chelsea. According to the SCSO, the accident occurred at around 5 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5.

According to SCSO Captain Jeff Hartley, the accident was a hit-and-run caused by one vehicle.

“We had a vehicle hit about four or five other cars, and the driver fled the scene,” Hartley said.

No deaths or serious injuries were reported. Police have not yet identified a suspect.

Both lanes of U.S. 280 were closed from 5 to 9 a.m. Drivers are still encouraged to remain cautious near the area because of heavy traffic and possible weather conditions.

“We’re very thankful that no one was seriously hurt. We hope we can find the suspect, and anyone who witnessed the accident can call us or the State Troopers,” Hartley said.

To contact the SCSO with more information, call 669-4141 or leave an anonymous tip on the “Report Criminal Activity” page of Shelbyso.com.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency can be contacted by calling (800) 392-7688 or by filing a report on Alea.gov.