UPDATE: Daphne Police identified the pedestrian killed Wednesday morning on I-10. Police said in a news release that Anthony J. Norris, 42, of Jeanerette, Louisiana was struck and killed while walking near the traffic line on I-10 westbound in heavy fog.
Police said Norris was in the area for work. While traveling, Norris and a coworker “had a dispute,” according to police, at which time Norris got out of the vehicle on the highway.
Police said the crash does not “appear to be a criminal matter and our condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Mr. Norris.”
DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) — Daphne Police Chief Brian Gulsby said a pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle in the Malbis area Wednesday morning. The crash closed I-10 westbound between the Malbis and Daphne exists until just after 9 a.m.
Daphne Police said the crash happened on I-10 westbound between the Malbis and Daphne exits. Police said a driver called them at about 4:15 Wednesday morning to report a man walking around on the interstate.
Police said they are working to learn more about what happened, but as of now believe the crash was accidental.
Police said the man, from Louisiana, was in the area working on a construction site.
The crash halted delayed traffic into Mobile. Coupled with the morning’s dense fog, travel across Mobile Bay was difficult for many morning commuters as they sat in traffic and sought out alternative routes.
This is a developing story. WKRG News 5 will continue to update this story on-air and online as we learn more.