Two people were killed and at least two were seriously injured in a truck crash that escaped at a construction site in northwest Georgia, several news agencies reported.
The fatal crash occurred around 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, near Old Dalton Road in Calhounsaid Floyd County Police at a news conference broadcast by WSB-TV.
An on-board truck was loaded on top of the hill, if for unknown reasons his brakes refused and forced the truck to move forward, department spokesman Chris Fincher said, according to WXIA.
“While the truck was sinking up the hill, a small excavator (Bobcat) was driving down the trail on foot, assisting,” Fincher said, according to the news station. “That lynx and the flagger were hit by a truck.”
The victims received “significant injuries” and were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Two more were injured in the crash. One person was taken by air to the hospital and the second was taken to a health atrium in nearby Rome, the WGCL reported, citing authorities.
Police have not identified the dead or injured, the news station reported.
The Office of Occupational Safety and Health has been notified it is investigating the incident.
McClatchy News has contacted the Floyd County Police Department and is awaiting a response.
Calhoun is located about 70 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta.
Truck rolling down on construction site, killing 2 people in Georgia
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