Murder arrest made in death of man hit by car while mowing lawn

Mobile County

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — A Saraland man has been charged with murder after hitting a man with his car Sunday night.

54-year-old Calvin Brewer remains behind bars at Metro Jail charged with murder. Those who knew and loved the man killed, 51-year-old Heath Byrd, are devastated by this sudden loss.

We spoke to one of Bryd’s old coworkers from the Rangeline Road Walmart, he told us through Facebook messenger he said, “Heath was one of a kind. If you was having a bad day and you seen him you would just cheer up because he was going to make you laugh and feel better.”

Brewer was arrested by Alabama Law Enforcement Agency on Tuesday night and booked shortly after.

The deadly crash happened Sunday evening on Lott Road near the 16 mile marker. That’s where Byrd was cutting his grass on a riding lawn mower and was struck by the Corvette and died instantly.

Investigators say the 1978 Corvette driven by Brewer went off the roadway and hit Byrd.

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