Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver confirmed to WEIS Radio Wednesday morning that two people were dead after being struck by a vehicle on County Road 22.

The incident took place just past Pruett’s at Cowan Creek just after 9:40am leaving one man and one woman fatally injured.

It is believed that law enforcement was speaking with a man suspected of being involved in the incident a short time later.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency accident report (available on Thursday morning), the driver of the vehicle involved, a 1990 GMC, was listed as a 68 year old Centre resident – James Waldrop.  The victims were listed on that report as Timothy Brannon, age 50 of Centre, and Natasha Young, age 27 of Piedmont.

No additional information has yet been made available; we’ll continue to follow the story as it develops.

From WEIS Radio