Pedestrian killed while changing tire in DeKalb Co.

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A man was killed Friday, Sept. 6 in DeKalb County while he was changing a flat tire.

Christian Kole Richards, 28, of Dawson, was struck and killed by a 2019 GMC box truck on Interstate 59. The crash happened at 2:35 p.m. at the 202 mile marker, three miles south of Collinsville.

Richards was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the GMC was not injured.

ALEA troopers are continuing to investigate; updates will be made as they become available.

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