Pedestrian Killed in Lee County


January 12, 2014


At approximately 8:25 PM Saturday night, Opelika Police and Fire and EAMC EMS responded to a call of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the 2000 block of Waverly Parkway in Opelika. Upon arrival they found 42 year old Anthony Shane Hurst lying in the roadway after being struck by a SUV. Hurst was rushed via ambulance to the emergency room where he died shortly after his arrival from multiple blunt force impact injuries at 8:50 PM. It appears that Hurst attempting to cross the highway and walked into the path of the westbound SUV and was struck. The case will be presented to the grand jury but no charges are expected to be filed. Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the accident.  The case remains under investigation by Opelika Police and the Lee County Coroner’s Office.