UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in I-10 WB morning crash identified

Westbound traffic on I-10 was shut down more than 3 hours.

MOBILE, AL (WKRG) - UPDATE (9:00 p.m.)  According to  Alabama Law Enforcement officials, at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Monday, February 12, 49-year-old Kelly A. Lutsko of Lordsburg, NM was struck and killed by a 1996 Ford Explorer as she walked/stood in the outside lane of westbound I-10 near Theodore-Dawes Road (exit 13).  The Explorer was driven by Joel Moody, 54, of Mobile; he was uninjured. 

 A separate, one-vehicle crash occurred just prior to the fatality near the same location when a vehicle, for unknown reasons, left the roadway and struck a light pole.  No injuries were reported in the second crash.  No further information is available as troopers continue to investigate.


Update (10:30 a.m.) There were two separate accidents in the area where a pedestrian was killed Monday morning.

State troopers say a car left the roadway just west of the Theodore Dawes Road exit and struck a light pole. Troopers say it's possible the driver swerved to avoid hitting the pedestrian.

The pedestrian was struck by another car shortly after around 3:15 am.

Update (6:25 a.m.) I-10 westbound back open after a pedestrian was struck and killed. Traffic was shut down for more than three hours.

Update (5:05 a.m.): A pedestrian was struck and killed on I-10 westbound near the Theodore-Dawes Rd. exit, according to News 5 traffic reporter Kenny Fowler.

Original Article: 

Traffic is blocked on I-10 westbound near the Theodore-Dawes Rd. exit as emergency crews respond to a fatal crash.

The crash happened around 3:15 a.m. near exit 13 on I-10. 

News 5's Katarina Luketich and photojournalist Jake Cannon are at the scene and will have the latest information on News 5 This Morning. 

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