Utah sheriff's sergeant killed in Alabama crash

A sergeant with the Sevier County Sheriff's Office was killed in a traffic accident in Alabama on Thursday.

A sergeant with the Sevier County Sheriff's Office was killed in a traffic accident in Alabama on Thursday. (Viorel Margineanu, Shutterstock)


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RICHFIELD — A Sevier County Sheriff's sergeant was killed in a traffic accident in Alabama while attending a military graduation for his oldest son.

Sgt. Adrian Hillin, 44, was with his wife and youngest son when the crash occurred in Alabama, according to a prepared statement from the sheriff's office. The statement does not mention the condition of Hillin's wife and son.

According to an article from the Montgomery Real-Time News, the crash happened Thursday evening about 10 miles south of Fort Mitchell, Alabama. Hillin's car collided with another vehicle, causing Hillin's car to go off the road and hit a building. Hillin was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife and son were taken to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries. The 50-year-old driver of the other car was also killed.

Hillin, who lives in Annabella, began his law enforcement career with the sheriff's office in 2000. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2009.

"He loved interdiction and had good success," the sheriff's office stated. "We offer our sincere condolences to the Hillin and Roberts families. We want to thank our brothers and sisters in blue in Alabama. We will release further details as we get them."

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.

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