FLORENCE, Alabama November 8 2018 — An Alabama State Trooper was killed Tuesday morning when he was struck by a vehicle while off duty in Lauderdale County.
State authorities identified the victim as Senior Trooper Jason William Hewett. He was 34 and lived in Florence.
The crash happened at 8:55 a.m. on County Road 137, four miles northwest of Florence. Authorities said he was struck by a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado driven by John Malcolm Thomas, also of Florence. Thomas was not injured in the crash.
Hewett was pronounced dead at the scene. He was a 2006 graduate of the Alabama State Trooper Academy and was assigned to the Highway Patrol Division in Lauderdale County of the Quad Cities Trooper Post. Additional information wasn’t released, and the crash remains under investigation.