Ronald Dodd, 35, died instantly in the wreck, a Georgia State Patrol spokesperson said. He was not wearing a seatbelt when he crossed the center line on Highway 372, or Ball Ground Road, and struck the Tyson semitruck, the GSP spokesperson said.
The 63-year-old driver of the Tyson truck told Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Service he had worked with the company since 1987, said Tim Cavender, the fire department’s spokesman.
“The driver of the Tyson chicken truck was shaken but did not report any injuries,” Cavender said.
“Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, who responded to the call shortly after 4 p.m., arrived on scene to find a fully loaded chicken truck had collided with a white Ford F-150 pickup truck near the intersection of Liberty Church Lane,” Cavender said.
Both lanes of Highway 372 were blocked for several hours while the wreck was cleared, and the Georgia State Patrol is investigating the incident Cavender said.
There was no alcohol involved in the wreck, according to a GSP spokesperson.