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2 dead, 2 injured following construction site incident in Floyd County

2 dead, 2 injured during construction incident in Floyd County
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 11:51 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -Two people are dead and two others are injured following a crash at a construction site in Floyd County Tuesday morning.

The incident happened on Old Dalton Road at New Rosedale Road in Calhoun around 9 a.m., according to Floyd County Police.

2 dead, 2 injured following construction site incident in Floyd County
2 dead, 2 injured following construction site incident in Floyd County(WGCL)

Police said a flatbed truck was being loaded with asphalt at the top of a steep hill when the brakes failed and the truck rolled forward.

According to police, a small excavator was traveling downhill with a flagger on foot providing assistance. The Bobcat and flagger were both struck by the truck.

One person was flown to Erlanger Hospital and another person was transported to Atrium Health in Rome.

Police say 19-year-old Cody Hauser of Cartersville died in the incident. The driver has been identified as 21-year-old John Hunter Lane of Kingston.

Two other people were also injured in the crash. One was flown to Erlanger and another was taken to by ambulance to Atrium Health in Rome. They have been identified as Samuel Hancock and Albert Starr.

The construction site was being operated by KGI (Kevin Gurley Incorporated) from Armuchee.

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is investigating the incident.

CBS46 News has a crew on scene and will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.