Fatal hit and run being investigated in Cullman County

Cullman County Sheriffs and State Troopers are investigating a hit and run near Good Hope that left 1 dead

UPDATE (5:35 p.m) - ABC 33/40 has just learned the identity of the woman killed in a fatal hit and run near Good Hope.

A family member spoke with our crew and identified the victim as Helen Duke.

Family members said they discovered Duke's body in a ditch around 1:30 p.m in the 400 block of Schwaiger rd.

The family was visiting Duke for Mother's Day.


Cullman County Sheriffs and Alabama State Troopers are on scene investigating a hit and run incident with one confirmed fatality.

Sheriff's closed down Schwaiger rd in Good Hope just off Interstate 65 around 3:30 Sunday afternoon.

Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick confirmed to ABC 33/40 that there is one fatality in the incident.

We have a crew on scene and will provide updates once more information becomes available.

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