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UPDATE: Traffic cameras did not record fatal hit-and-run on I-10

ALDOT said they do not have video of the accident and they do not record on accidents due to "monetary issues.

The Alabama Department of Transportation operates hundreds of cameras across interstates and highways all over the state of Alabama. But, when a motorcyclist was hit and killed Saturday, they were not recording.

Daphne Police confirm Paul Phipps from Florida died when he was hit by a vehicle on I-10 Saturday. According to authorities, an SUV collided with the 35-year-old's motorcycle and left the scene. The suspect's vehicle is a white SUV, possible a Tahoe with Texas plates. There was a white male and female inside, but, police aren't sure who was driving. Investigators are also looking for an 18-wheeler that also left the scene of the accident.

A representative with ALDOT said they do not have video of the accident and they do not record on accidents due to "monetary issues".

In a statement, Cheyenne West, ALDOT's Public Information Officer for the Southwest Region said in part:

"We don't have the money to purchase the equipment and hire people to monitor and recording 24/7. Our cameras are for traffic management. This is a statewide policy with ALDOT. They do not record live cameras".

Mississippi's Department of Transportation and Florida's Department of Transportation operate live cameras and do not record on the feeds.

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