The Hoover Police Department was investigating a fatal accident on Interstate 459 Tuesday afternoon.

Cpt. Keith Czeskleba confirmed police were called about a pedestrian struck around 1 p.m. A body was found in the northbound lane, between the Lorna Road overpass and Interstate 65.

The person was pronounced dead on the scene. Police believe the person was struck by several vehicles.

Hoover's Traffic Officers are conducting an investigation into what happened and why the person was on the interstate.

"It is possible that the victim may have been in the roadway for several hours before the incident was reported," Czeskleba said.

If anyone has information, they are asked to call Lt. Caleb Pittman at (205) 739-6714.

Drivers are urged to use extreme caution in the area while the investigation continues.

Traffic advisory

I 459 NB at Lorna RD

Far 2 left lanes open at this time, as we investigate a traffic accident. Unknown eta on reopening.

More info as it becomes available. Please avoid the area if possible.#hooverpd

— Hoover Police Dept (@HooverPD) February 1, 2022