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      Lee High student killed, another injured after being hit by truck on Hwy. 119 in Pelham

      Police and rescue crews on the scene of a fatal accident on Highway 119 in Pelham, Tuesday night, February 4, 2013. (abc3340.com)

      PELHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a student struck and killed by a pickup truck outside Birmingham was part of a group of Montgomery high school students on a field trip to northern Alabama.

      Police say two pedestrians were struck by the truck around 6:06 p.m. Tuesday in Pelham.

      Montgomery Public Schools spokesman Tom Salter said the two Robert E. Lee High School students were hit as they ran across the road. Shelby County Coroner Diana Steele New tells Al.com that 16-year-old Alexander Reid Cunningham Bridgman was killed.

      Salter said their school bus had stopped in Pelham on its way back from a field trip to Huntsville.

      The injured student has since been released from the hospital.

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