Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, are looking into the circumstances surrounding a woman’s death Thursday night, when she was hit by a transfer truck on I-59.
Dekalb Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Unit Commander Wade Hill said the incident took place between Ft Payne and Collinsville about 8:15, with the rig`s trailer tires hitting the woman, killing her instantly. It’s unknown whether she was a passenger in the truck prior to the incident.
Commander Hill said that the body, will be sent to the state forensics lab in Hunstville, and that authorities will await autopsy results, prior to releasing the name of the victim.
Hill said the truck skidded 232 feet down the southbound lane of I-59 before it came to a stop near mile marker 212.
The incident remains under investigation.