Rock the South hit and run victim identified; RTS will offer reward for information

CULLMAN, Ala. – On Sunday evening, a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in a hit and run accident along County Road 469 south of the Rock the South venue early Saturday morning was identified by a family member as Cullman resident Rob Clemmons. 
In a social media post, his mother wrote, “He is banged up but nurses say he will be OK. Please keep him in your prayers.”

Rock the South producers Nathan Baugh and Shane Quick told The Tribune Sunday afternoon that RTS will offer a reward for information leading to the identification of the driver who left the scene. Anyone with information should contact the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office or ALEA’s crime hotline, 1-800-392-8011. Authorities have not released a vehicle description.

Clemmons was airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham from the scene of the incident, which occurred around 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning.

Senior Alabama State Trooper Chuck Daniel said Saturday, “ALEA State Troopers are investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Cullman County 469 in the area of the Rock the South event. The crash occurred around 12:45 a.m. today, June 1, and the driver of the vehicle fled the scene after striking a pedestrian. The pedestrian is a 30-year-old white male from Cullman, and he is in stable condition at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

“State Troopers are working with Cullman County Sheriff’s Office to identify the vehicle and the driver. If anyone in that area believes that they have information concerning the crash, they can contact the Decatur State Trooper Post (256-353-0631) or the Cullman County Sheriff’s office (256-734-0342). Nothing further is available as ALEA State Troopers continue to investigate.”

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