Authorities identify pedestrian killed after being struck by two vehicles on Memorial Parkway

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A pedestrian died Monday night after being struck by two vehicles, according to Huntsville Police. Authorities have identified the man as Yonidier Jarquin-Zurita, 19.

Lt. Michael Johnson with the Huntsville Police said Jarquin-Zurita was hit by the first vehicle in the northbound lanes of Memorial Parkway as he attempted to cross in front of Arby’s south of Governors Drive.

Police said because Jarquin-Zurita had no ID, they had to work with federal agencies to identify him. Authorities say Jarquin-Zurita was identified after the Department of Homeland Security returned a hit on his fingerprints. The FBI and a consulate from Mexico were also involved with the investigation.

Authorities made contact with the first driver, who initially left the scene. The driver told police they were not aware of what they had hit but after seeing the story air on the news, they immediately called the police. The driver of the second vehicle circled around and returned to the scene and waited for police to arrive.

Police said no criminal charges will be filed against the drivers. “The evidence shows they more than likely may have just have deflected this person off of their vehicle. They didn’t actually run over them. Just based on that evidence and physical evidence there will be no criminal charges,” Lt. Johnson explained.

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