MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — A man walking along Wall Triana Highway was struck and killed, according to authorities.

Madison County Coroner Tyler Berryhill confirmed with News 19 that the man was pronounced dead after being hit by a vehicle. The coroner identified the man as 63-year-old James Bethel. He said Bethel died from blunt force injuries sustained during the incident.

Alerts from law enforcement came in around 4:48 a.m. asking drivers to avoid the area while emergency crews worked the scene.

Captain Lamar Anderson with the Madison City Police Department told News 19 that they are investigating the incident.