STOW: A semi-truck driver from Alabama pleaded no contest Monday to hitting and killing a tow truck driver who was changing someone’s flat tire on the Ohio Turnpike in May.

David Atkinson, 44, changed his plea from not guilty regarding a charge of vehicular manslaughter. The charge is a second-degree misdemeanor in Stow Municipal Court. He’s scheduled for sentencing on April 26.

Police said Atkinson killed Michael Kennedy, 56, of Ravenna, on May 11. Kennedy was helping a man change a flat tire when Atkinson clipped Kennedy with his vehicle, killing him instantly.