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War Vet Killed in Apparent Hit and Run in Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A pedestrian was hit and killed Tuesday morning in Huntsville.  It happened around 5:00 a.m. on Moores Mill Road near the Cinram plant. Police say the driver did not stop.

The victim, Jonathan Jackson, was taken to Huntsville Hospital where he died a short time later.  Jackson was 25 years old and lived in Hazel Green.  He served as an Army paratrooper in Iraq, and was the father of two young sons. Huntsville Police are looking for a black Honda Accord.  Police believe the car is an early 90s model, and is missing the mirror on the driver's side.

Jackson's mother Cheri talked with WHNT News 19 Tuesday evening. Mrs. Jackson said her son had recently separated from his wife, and was attempting to walk to his house in north Huntsville after getting in an argument with a friend. She urged the person responsible to do the right thing by coming forward.

"I thought if I got this call it would be when he was in Iraq, not here," said Mrs. Jackson through tears. "He just really loved his kids. They'll miss him a lot, so will we."

If you have any information on the case, please call Huntsville Police at (256) 722-7100.