MPD seeking information in October hit-and-run case

By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer

MONTEVALLO – The Montevallo Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the driver of a vehicle allegedly involved in an incident off Alabama 25 that led to a woman’s death nearly six months ago.

The MPD received a call on Oct. 30 between 5:45-6 a.m. of an alleged hit-and-run incident involving a pedestrian in the 4800 block of Alabama 25.

After arriving on the scene, officers found a woman lying on the side of the road. Alabama 25 was shut down, and the Shelby County Traffic Homicide Task Force was contacted to work the scene.

Authorities determined the woman was deceased and appeared to have been struck by a vehicle.

“During the initial investigation, rumors spread very quickly through Facebook and across social media platforms that the subject was struck by an 18-wheeler,” according to an MPD press release. “After months of investigation, it has been determined that the subject was struck by a light-colored car.”

The vehicle make, model, color and size are unknown, but authorities determined from video footage that the third brake light sits high up in the back glass toward the roofline of the vehicle.

The MPD and Traffic Homicide Task Force have recovered several plastic pieces from what they believe to be pieces of the suspect’s car, according to the release.

“We are seeking the public’s help in bringing the driver of this vehicle to justice,” the release read. “Someone, somewhere, knows what happened or who struck the victim. The Montevallo Police Department is asking that any information or tips pertaining to the incident please be brought to light. You may remain anonymous if you wish.”

Tips or information can be emailed to Investigator D. Gray at dgray@cityofmontevallo.com or left by voice message at (205) 665-1264.

Handwritten tips can be dropped off at the Montevallo Police Department.