UPDATE: Woman Hit by Car in Gulf Shores was 64 Years Old

UPDATE: Woman in Gulf Shores Hit by Drunk Driver

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GULF SHORES, Ala. -

The Gulf Shores Police Department is continuing to investigate a fatal traffic collision which claimed the life of a Calera resident Saturday night. 

The victim, 64-year-old Linda C. Rutherford, was walking across Alabama Highway 182 when she was struck by a Ford driven by 52-year-old Vicky H. Johnston of Satsuma.

Police Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to the collision just after 9:00 p.m.  Officers arrived and immediately found the victim down with severe trauma injuries.  She was transported to a local hospital in grave condition and was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Detectives conducting the initial assessment of the scene determined that Johnston was possibly under the influence of alcohol.  She was subsequently arrested and booked at the Gulf Shores Police Department Jail for DUI. 

This investigation is ongoing.  Detectives are asking for any persons who may have witnessed the collision to contact Sgt. Jason Woodruff at (251) 968-1238 or Detective Chad Lambert at (251) 968-4206.

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