Driver identified in hit and run that killed Madison teen


LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – More than a month after 16-year-old Mason Cozelos was killed in a hit and run, the driver has been identified.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency identified 26-year-old Rebekah Elizabeth Pridgen of Kenansville, North Carolina as the driver that hit Cozelos on August 19.

According to ALEA, the crash happened around 10:30 p.m. that night on East Limestone Road, around eight miles east of Athens.

Mason Cozelos was a junior at James Clemens High School in Madison where he was a beloved member of the student body. He was described as smart, kind, funny and a great athlete. Cozelos played varsity lacrosse at the school.

News 19 reached out to ALEA and the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office to see if any charges have been filed against Pridgen. ALEA says they will not be sharing any more information at this time.

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