Pedestrian identified after fatal crash in Florence

The Dodge Ram truck was unable to slow down before hitting the pedestrian.
The Dodge Ram truck was unable to slow down before hitting the pedestrian.(WXIX)
Published: Aug. 29, 2022 at 10:51 AM EDT
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FLORENCE, Ky. (WXIX) - The Florence Police Department identified a deceased man in reference to a crash that occurred on Aug. 27.

Matthew-Mina Salama, 32, of Shelby Township in Michigan, was walking on the far eastbound lane of US-42 near the intersection of Wetherington Boulevard when a truck hit him, according to Florence Police Sgt. Michael Gontermant.

The driver was unable to stop the truck before hitting Salama, police said.

Emergency responders arrived around 9:45 p.m., but Salama was pronounced dead, Gonterman said.

Florence Detective Robert Fulton asks that if anyone has further information on the incident to call 859-647-5420.

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