Hit-and-Run Results in a Death

A Horton man is dead after a hit-and-run accident in Marshall County. According to Albertville Assistant Police Chief Jamie Smith, Bradley Benefield was struck by a vehicle at 11:05PM Tuesday while crossing Baltimore Avenue near Willow Creek Apartments. Juan Jorge of Albertville, the driver of the car that hit Benefield left the scene of the accident. Jorge was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Benefield died Wednesday afternoon at Huntsville Hospital. Smith said the district attorney’s office, or possibly a grand jury, could consider additional charges against Jorge because Benefield died as a result of his injuries. Smith said, had Jorge not fled, there might have been no charges at all.

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