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Construction Worker Dead After His Vehicle Collided With a Bridge on I-475 in Macon

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🚨 The Gist: A fatal crash occurred this afternoon under the Zebulon Road overpass on I-475 North, resulting in the death of a construction vehicle driver whose equipment collided with the overpass.

🔍 The Details: The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and Macon Bibb Fire Department were dispatched to a major accident site on I-475 North on today, after a construction vehicle overturned. The crash was reported at 12:13 p.m., following a collision involving a Kenworth Construction Vehicle.

The vehicle’s mounted drill was erroneously extended and struck the Zebulon Road overpass while the vehicle was traveling north. The impact caused the vehicle to overturn, critically injuring the driver, a 39-year-old man, who was later pronounced dead at Atrium Navicent Health.

The identity of the victim has not been disclosed pending family notification. Additionally, debris from the crash caused minor damage to three other vehicles on the overpass, though no other injuries were reported.

🔢 By The Numbers:

  • One fatality – the construction vehicle driver
  • Three vehicles damaged from falling debris

🗓 What’s Next?: The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the accident. They have called on witnesses or anyone with information to come forward to aid in their investigation.

Conversation Starters:

  • What are the protocols for ensuring that construction vehicle equipment is safely secured during transit?
  • How can road safety be improved for both construction workers and daily commuters in areas prone to high-volume traffic?
  • Are current penalties sufficient to enforce compliance with vehicle safety standards, especially in the construction industry?

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