September 30, 2021–11:22 a.m.
GEORGIA STATE PATROL
An electrical contractor worker was struck and killed by a work truck on Highway 27 near the Chattooga-Floyd County Line Wednesday afternoon.
According to preliminary information from the Georgia State Patrol, 29-year old Garrett Christian of Rockmart had walked onto the highway to block traffic in the outside southbound lane.
Another employee was backing a flatbed truck onto the highway from the shoulder.
The truck hit Christian, knocking him to the ground.
Christian sustained fatal injuries.
The mishap, which occurred at around 4:19 p.m. shut down both southbound lanes of the highway.
The Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is assisting with the investigation.