- Associated Press - Friday, July 14, 2017

ARITON, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say an Alabama woman is dead after being hit by a truck as she tried to protect a group of children from the vehicle.

The Dothan Eagle reports 50-year-old Angelia Joan Pendleton of Clio was fatally struck Thursday evening, just minutes after she walked away from a prior crash while riding in a car driven by her husband.

Alabama State Troopers said Pendleton’s husband had been involved in a wreck on Alabama Highway 51 near Ariton. Pendleton left the car to sit down near a group of children that were playing.

Trooper Kevin Cook said Pendleton ran toward the children when she saw a pickup truck veer off the road to avoid a tree. The truck hit Pendleton and she was taken to a local hospital, where she died.


Information from: The Dothan Eagle, https://www.dothaneagle.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide