by: Liz Artz Updated:
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Kaylin Fox sat down with Channel 2’s Liz Artz 24 hours after learning her 29-year-son had died after being struck by a truck on Interstate 20. He was hit and killed while trying to change a tire for a friend.
Fox told Artz she had seen the news coverage of the accident Wednesday morning, but headed to work having no idea it was her son who had been killed. She said she had taught him to be a helpful and caring person and that she was proud of his willingness to help a friend out at four in the morning.
Fox showed Artz the last picture taken of her son Kleon Cadogan with his friend Devon Witter. The two had been at a party. Soon after the photo was snapped they left to help Jodi Dacosta who had the flat tire on I-20 in DeKalb County.
Fox said she expects someone to call her and tell her it was all a mistake and he’s coming home.
Cadogan was a popular Caribbean DJ and club promoter. Fox said her son was well-known around Atlanta as a DJ, especially at the Caribbean clubs.
Police said Andrew Spencer was behind the wheel of the Dodge pickup truck that drifted out of his lane and slammed into Cadogan, Witter and Dacosta's car. He did not stop, but a witness followed him and called 911. Spencer faces multiple charges that include vehicular homicide. Fox had no words for the man who is accused of killing her only boy. Witter, who survived the accident, underwent multiple surgeries and is expected to survive.
Fox is upset that she was notified of her son’s death by a cousin who lives out of town and not police. Local authorities said Wednesday they had a difficult time tracking down Cadogan’s family.
The family is having a fundraiser this Sunday to cover funeral expenses. It’s being put on by fellow DJs and club promoters.