NWGA Scanner | September 30th, 2021

Rockmart man killed after being struck Wednesday on Highway 27 in Chattooga County

According to the Georgia State Patrol, these are the preliminary investigative findings, and the crash is still under investigation. On September 29, 2021, at 4:19 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 38 Rome was requested to investigate a fatal traffic crash involving a pedestrian on GA 1 in Chattooga County. An electrical contractor worker walked onto Georgia 1 to block traffic in the outside southbound lane. Another employee was backing a flatbed truck onto Georgia 1 from the shoulder. The truck hit Mr. Garrett Christian, age 29 of Rockmart, Georgia, knocking him to the ground. Mr. Christian sustained fatal injuries. The Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is assisting with this investigation.