13 WMAZ CBS News reported on a freak cement truck accident in NW Atlanta that claimed the life of its driver last Friday.
Atlanta Police Department officers responded to 2099 Bolton Drive, near the intersection of Bolton Drive and Holtz Lane in the northwest part of Atlanta, around 4:30 p.m. on September 11 to find a man dead near a damaged cement truck.
The initial investigation appears to indicate that the man had been the driver and operator of the truck and was outside the cab operating the cement mixer at the time of death. Part of the truck’s equipment made contact with overhead power wires that allegedly belonged to Georgia Power, a utility company that services Atlanta. According to Atlanta Police investigators, the contact of the truck to the power wires appears to have electrocuted the worker and caused the vehicle to catch fire.
Georgia Power crews arrived on scene shortly thereafter and worked with Atlanta Police and other responders to remove the wires, which were still carrying live electrical current, from the roadway and accident site.
Georgia Power released the following statement regarding the incident: “Our team is working with authorities to investigate the incident, Our thoughts and prayers are with the driver’s family.”
The incident remains under investigation.
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