Coroner IDs victim in deadly Opelika pedestrian accident

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9:04 P.M. — The Lee County Coroner announces late Tuesday the identity of the woman killed when she stepped in front of a car on Fox Run Parkway.

Coroner Bill Harris says 36-year-old Samantha Dyck, of Opelika, was apparently walking south in the northbound turn lane  Monday night when she was hit by an oncoming Impala.

Dyck was rushed via ambulance to East Alabama Medical Center emergency room where she was pronounced dead about an hour after the accident. Harris says Dyck died from a severe cervical dislocation and multiple blunt force impact injuries in the accident.

The driver of the Impala was not injured. Police say alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

The accident remains under investigation by the Lee County Coroner’s Office and the Opelika Police.


OPELIKA, Ala. — A woman is dead after Opelika police say she was hit by a car Monday night.

A press release says the woman was walking south on Fox Run Parkway, in the northbound right turn lane. When she tried to enter the roadway, she was hit by an oncoming 2014 Chevrolet Impala at about 9:48 p.m.

The release says the woman died from her injuries shortly afterwards. Her identity is currently withheld until her family can be notified.

Captain Bobby Kilgore says the driver did remain on the scene.

The crash is under investigation by the Opelika Police Department Traffic Homicide Unit.

Anyone with any additional information on this crash is asked to call the Opelika Police Department’s Traffic Homicide Unit at 334-705-5200.  You may also call our Secret Witness Hotline at 334-745-8665.  You may remain anonymous if you wish.This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL News 3 for updates. 

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