MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville man was killed after reportedly being hit by an 18-wheeler on I-65 Tuesday afternoon.
Woodrow Williams, 74, had pulled over on the side of the interstate in his truck and camper to check vehicle trouble, according to the Decatur Police Department. Williams was standing outside the driver’s side of the truck when police say the 18-wheeler collided with the camper and struck him as well.
Williams was pronounced dead on the scene.
The wreck happened around 2:50 p.m. on I-65 just south of the River Bridge near Priceville High School.
All Southbound lanes were closed for several hours. Officials warned drivers to use caution in the area and for those who couldn’t find a different route to expect delays. The lanes were reopened around 8 p.m.
Decatur Police said authorities are investigating the crash.