From the Georgia State Patrol:
On Sept. 29, at 4:19 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 38 Rome was requested to investigate a fatal traffic crash involving a pedestrian on U.S. 27 in Chattooga County.
An electrical contractor worker 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 Garrett Christian, 29, of Rockmart, knocking him to the ground. He sustained fatal injuries.
The investigation is not complete and the Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is assisting with this investigation.