Rockmart Resident Fatally Injured in Accident on Hwy. 27


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.