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Pedestrian killed Wednesday in Athens identified

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ATHENS, Ala. – Limestone County Coroner Mike West has released the identity of the man killed Wednesday night in Athens. He says Robert Toney, Jr. died while crossing the road when a vehicle hit him.

The wreck happened at the intersection of Hine Street and Highway 72.

Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson tells us two different wrecks happened at the scene. The fatal wreck involving Toney led other vehicles to stop suddenly, and that caused a four-vehicle wreck.

Both westbound lanes and one eastbound lane on Hwy 72 and Hine were closed to traffic.