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Pedestrian struck and killed by dump truck outside Atlanta

March 6, 2018

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Police in suburban Atlanta are investigating a crash involving a dump truck that claimed the life of a pedestrian.

Cobb County police say 23-year-old Dario Mejia-Ortiz of Cumming was working Monday afternoon near the edge of a road in Kennesaw where new construction was ongoing.

Police say a dump truck knocked him to the ground, and the truck continued over him. Police say the dump truck driver, Cartersville man, pulled over and remained at the scene.

The crash remained under investigation Tuesday morning.

Kennesaw is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northwest of Atlanta.

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