Pedestrian killed after being struck by box truck near Tyler

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Published: Jun. 7, 2023 at 1:21 PM CDT

SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A pedestrian was killed on State Highway 31 early Tuesday morning.

According to a preliminary report by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Cody B. Collins, 34, of Tyler, was walking in the westbound lane of Highway 31 when he was struck by a 2021 Freightliner box truck driven by Kenneth Garland, 55, of Longview.

Collins was pronounced dead at the scene.