All lanes of Roosevelt Highway were closed at Wilkerson Mill Road while authorities investigated a fatal crash.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Pickup driver killed after colliding with MARTA bus in Palmetto

A man was killed Friday morning when his pickup truck crossed the center lane and collided with an oncoming  MARTA bus in Palmetto, authorities said. 

No passengers were aboard the bus when it collided with the Dodge Ram on Roosevelt Highway at Wilkerson Mill Road in Fulton County, MARTA spokeswoman Stephany Fisher told AJC.com.

The driver of the pickup, identified as 28-year-old Joseph Frey of Cumming, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Georgia State Patrol said. 

The driver of the MARTA bus, who has not been identified, suffered injuries to his lower extremities and was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, authorities said.

Police said the bus driver was not at fault, but investigators are still working to determine why the driver of the Dodge crossed into the southbound lanes.

The roadway was shut down for hours as troopers investigated. 

— Please return to AJC.com for updates.  

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