70-year-old pedestrian hit, killed by garbage truck in SW Atlanta



A man walking along a busy southwest Atlanta road Monday morning was hit by a garbage truck and killed, officials said.

Atlanta police said they expect the driver, who worked for a private trash company, to face criminal charges.

Officers responded to the crash scene on Campbellton Road in front of the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA just before 11 a.m., police said in a news release. The man who had been hit, later identified as 70-year-old Jerry Hood, was found dead at the scene.

The driver of the garbage truck remained at the site of the crash and was interviewed by detectives into the afternoon, police said. Authorities did not specify which charges the driver might face.

A spokesperson confirmed the driver worked for a private company and was not affiliated with the city.

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