A construction worker is dead after police say he was hit by a dump truck in Cobb County, Monday.
The accident happened around 3 p.m. in the 2500 block of Bartleson Drive outside of Kennesaw, Georgia. According to a Cobb County Police Sgt. Wayne Delk, officers believe 23-year-old Dario Mejia-Ortiz of Cumming, Georgia was working near the roadway when a dump truck driven by 49-year-old Bart Wilbanks of Cartersville, Georgia hit him.
The preliminary investigation suggests that the right front corner of the truck hit Mejia-Ortiz knocking him to the ground. The truck the proceded to drive over him.
Wilbanks stopped just north of the residence and remained at the scene. Mejia-Ortiz was pronounced dead at the scene by the Cobb County medical examiner. It's unclear if Wilbanks will face charges.
The collision remains under investigation and police are asking anyone with information about the crash to call 770-499-3987.