Mobile County

UPDATE: Mobile Police Identify Woman Hit by Vehicle, Killed on Government Blvd.

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) -  


Mobile Police are investigating where a woman was hit and killed by a vehicle on Government Blvd. Wednesday evening. 

Mobile Police have identified the woman as 61-year-old Sylvia Thompson.

According to the Mobile PD Assistant Chief, it appears to be all "innocent people involved."

He says the man driving the silver SUV that hit the Thompson appeared to be doing nothing wrong. 

The assistant chief says the preliminary investigation shows the driver complied to speed laws and no drugs or alcohol were involved. 

He believes wet roads may have made it difficult for the driver to slow down in time before Thompson was hit. 

According to police, the preliminary investigation revealed that Thompson had walked into the path of traffic on the left eastbound lane on Government Blvd. Police say the driver attempted to slow down but struck Thompson. 

According to police, Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The accident shut down Government Blvd. traffic for about an hour in the eastbound lane. 



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