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Rockmart man killed after being struck by flatbed truck

- By Jeremy Stewart JStewart @PolkStanda­

An electrical worker from Rockmart died last week after he sustained fatal injuries in a work-related traffic incident, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

According to the preliminar­y report:

Garrett Christian, 29, was working for an electrical contractor on U.S. 27 in Chattooga County on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 29, when he stepped into the roadway to block traffic in the southbound lanes.

Another employee, whose name was not provided, backed up a flatbed truck from the shoulder of the road and hit Christian, knocking him to the ground and killing him.

The Georgia State Patrol’s Specialize­d Collision Reconstruc­tion Team is assisting with this investigat­ion. The crash is still under investigat­ion with no further details provided.

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