COBB COUNTY, Ga. – Police shut down a busy Cobb County road Wednesday morning following a deadly wreck involving a dump truck.
The crash happened around 4:50 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Atlanta Road past Bolton Road.
According to officials, a white 2005 Mack 7000 dump truck was traveling north on the road when its dump bed collided with the railroad bridge support, flipping the vehicle onto its side.
Police have confirmed with FOX 5 that the driver, identified as 44-year-old Jason Maddox of Cartersville, was ejected from his vehicle and died in the crash.
All lanes of Atlanta Road have been closed while crews work on the scene. Officials say they expect the road to be shut down for hours.
Drivers should avoid the area and try to use Interstate 75.
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