Police release new details in deadly pedestrian-vehicle collisio

Police release new details in deadly pedestrian-vehicle collision

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Officers at the scene Tuesday night. Source: WBRC video Officers at the scene Tuesday night. Source: WBRC video
PELHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Pelham Police have released new details in a pedestrian-vehicle collision that killed a Montgomery high school student and injured another.

Montgomery Public Schools officials confirmed Tuesday night that the two students involved in the collision were Robert E. Lee High Schools students.

According to sister station WSFA, family members identified the student killed in the crash as 16-year-old Alex Bridgman. Pelham Police have stated they will not release any information about the two victims.

The accident happened around 6 p.m. at the intersection of Cahaba Valley Road and Cahaba Valley Parkway in Pelham.

MPS officials say that the students were returning home from a field trip at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. The group had stopped in the area for a dinner break.

Officers say the two juveniles involved were crossing the southbound lanes of Cahaba Valley Road to get to a restaurant on the north side of the roadway.

One lane of southbound traffic  had stopped and the juveniles attempted to cross the roadway. Investigators say that's when the two juveniles ran into the path of a southbound pickup truck.

The juveniles were not is a crosswalk at the time of the collision and investigators say that speed, alcohol or drugs do not appear to be factors in the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

WSFA reports that the rest of the students who went on the field trip returned by bus to Lee H.S. Tuesday night. Students could be seen crying and hugging as they were reunited with their parents.

Counselors have been on hand to help any student in need.

"We're deeply saddened. When one individual hurts at Lee High School, we all hurt," Robert E. Lee High Schools Principal Lorenza Pharrams told WSFA Tuesday. "Our hearts go out to the family and we're going to do our best to get through this as a family. "We had counselors from all over the system come to Lee High School tonight to be here when the students returned. We will do that again in the morning to make certain that those students along with any of the additional students that we have so they have someone to speak to about their emotions."

A moment of silence was held at Robert E. Lee High School Wednesday to remember Bridgman and the injured juvenile.

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