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Pedestrian hit, killed in DeKalb County while changing tire

Troopers say 28-year-old Christian Kole Richards was killed while changing a flat tire.

Posted: Sep 6, 2019 5:47 PM
Updated: Sep 6, 2019 9:23 PM

UPDATE: Troopers say the pedestrian, 28-year-old Christian Kole Richards from Dawson, was killed while changing a flat tire. They say the crash happened at 2:35 p.m. at the 202 mile marker, three miles south of Collinsville.

According to troopers, Richards was hit and killed by a 2019 GMC box truck, and he died at the scene. They say the driver of the GMC was not injured. 

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From earlier:

Alabama State Troopers are investigating after a person was hit by an 18-wheeler on Interstate 59 South near mile marker 203 around 3 p.m. Friday, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.

Troopers confirm the person died from their injuries.

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