Cobb cops: Dump truck hits and kills man doing construction work

Credit: Chris Jose/WSB

Credit: Chris Jose/WSB

A 23-year-old man was killed Monday by a dump truck while doing construction work in Kennesaw, according to Cobb County police.

Dario Mejia-Ortiz, of Cumming, was working on the edge of the road in a neighborhood undergoing new construction, cops said.

The front right corner of the dump truck knocked the man to the ground and continued, according to police.

This happened near a home in the 2500 block of Bartleson Drive about 3:10 p.m. The home is owned by Lennar Georgia, county property records show. The address appears to be in the Lennar at Brumby Place neighborhood.

The driver was a 49-year-old Cartersville man.

The department did not mention potential charges in its news release but said it will continue to investigate. Anyone with information can call Cobb police at 770-499-3987.

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