Pedestrian hit and killed off University Drive in Huntsville

Huntsville Police identified the pedestrian as 49-year-old Timothy Lee Redmond.

Posted: Nov 30, 2019 8:12 AM
Updated: Nov 30, 2019 10:58 PM

Huntsville Police say a pedestrian who was crossing the road was hit and killed overnight. 

It happened at University Drive near Boxwood Drive at 12:36 a.m. Westbound lanes were closed for several hours because of a crash.

Police identified the pedestrian as 49-year-old Timothy Lee Redmond.

"I will miss his voice. He sings like crazy," Henry Jackson said. 

Jackson was one of Redmond's friends. He was shocked when he heard what happened. 

"It's hard for me to grip, to come to grips with this because it seems surreal," Jackson said. 

"It hurt me to my heart right now," another friend Terrance Moore added. 

Moore and James Jones say they were there when it all happened.

"I thought the car had hit the curb, but it hit him!" Jones said. 

Huntsville Police say the pedestrian was crossing the road to go to the bus stop when he was hit by a black Lexus. While he was laying on the road, police say he was hit by a 2005 Chevy Tahoe.

"My friend laying down there with his shoes knocked off, his head busted, gold knocked out of his mouth," Jones said. 

Jones said he tried to save his friend, but there was nothing he could do.

"I said 'Ambulance is coming. Help is on the way!' He breathed. He looked at me. He said , 'I love you.' It was over," Jones said. 

Huntsville Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Don Webster told WAAY 31 the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

Though they did all they could, it still doesn't take away the pain from what happened.

"He got folks. He got mamas and daddys. He got kids," Jones said. 

"You better understand that son! Think about it! Think about it!" Moore added. 

Police say Redmond was wearing dark clothing when he was hit.

Huntsville Police have not said if either of the drivers were speeding or if they will face any charges. Their names have not been released, but police report a 25-year-old person was driving the car and a 41-year-old person was driving the SUV. 

Huntsville Police are still investigating.

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