Woman surrenders after cyclist killed in Highway 78 hit-and-run

LEEDS, Ala. (WBRC) – A 59-year-old man was killed on Wednesday after being hit by a car on the 78 freeway in Leeds.

Mark Lyle Miller was riding his bicycle along Highway 78 between West Riverview Road and Floyd Bradford Road around 5:45 p.m. when he was hit. The driver left the scene.

A witness reported that a red vehicle was traveling westbound on Highway 78 west and struck Miller’s bicycle. He was struck from behind by the front passenger side of the vehicle.

Police said the vehicle was badly damaged, the radiator was damaged and there was an antifreeze leak. The vehicle also suffered damage to the passenger side mirror.

On Thursday, Leeds Police were told the vehicle matching the description was in the 2800 block of Smith Sims Road in Trussville.

Officers contacted the owner, Amber Lynette Green, 26, who turned herself in.

She was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and a criminally negligent homicide.

Amber Green, 26.(Source: St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office)

She is currently being held at St. Clair County Jail and will be transferred to Jefferson County Jail.

Green has $15,000 bond for leaving the scene and $6,000 bond for criminally negligent homicide


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