Pedestrian struck and killed in DeKalb County, three others injured

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Alabama state troopers say a pedestrian was killed Friday night while standing outside his vehicle on Interstate 59 in DeKalb County.

James Matthew Noojin, 38, of Ft. Payne was struck and killed by a 2011 Toyota driven by John Knighten, 23, of Jasper. Noojin was pronounced dead at the scene.

Knighten, who was not injured, also struck the 2004 GMC that Noojin had gotten out of. The passengers, Grayson, Gideon, and Amanda Noojin, all from Fort Payne, were in the vehicle and were all injured. Their condition is unknown.

The crash occurred at 10:08 p.m. at the 210 mile marker five miles north of Collinsville.

Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.