Police say pedestrian hit by street sweeper on University Drive has died

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A pedestrian died after being hit by a street sweeper at the intersection of University Drive and Putman Drive.

Police identified the woman Monday as Elsharice Gillion.

Huntsville Police said the driver of the street sweeper was driving east on University when he hit Gillion walking through the intersection.

According to police, the woman was in the crosswalk attempting to cross University southbound and made no attempt to avoid the collision.

Police said it appears she had a "Don't Walk" sign, adding multiple witnesses said the street sweeper had a green light.

HEMSI spokesman Don Webster said emergency crews took Gillion to Huntsville Hospital Trauma Services with life-threatening injuries.

Drug and alcohol use isn't believed to be a factor, and no charges are expected against the driver.

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