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Driver killed after dump truck crashes into bridge near Chattahoochee River in Cobb

Driver killed after dump truck crashes into bridge near Chattahoochee River in Cobb

The crash happened shortly before 5 a.m. just north of Bolton Road and the Chattahoochee River, Cobb police confirmed. A railroad bridge crosses the road in that area.

The 2005 Mack 700 dump truck, operated by 44-year-old Jason Maddox of Cartersville, was traveling northbound when its bed, which was fully extended in an upright position, collided with the bridge and caused the truck to overturn onto its driver’s side, police said.

Armed Robbery ArrestnnOn Wednesday April 12, 2023, Demari Deshun Lee (20) of Stone Mountain, Georgia was taken into...

Posted by Fayette County Sheriff's Office - Georgia on Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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