Bartow County authorities said that a pedestrian, Thomas Brock, 45, was killed on Friday morning after he was struck by a truck. Reports said that Brock was walking on S .R. 61 near Wades Chapel Road when he was struck head-on by the truck.
Bartow EMS spokesperson Brad Cothran said it appears the pickup truck was traveling towards Cartersvillewhen it left the roadway and hit a tree head-on. However, before crashing into the tree, the truck hit Brock.
The driver of the car, Norman Phillip Barr, 63, of Acworth, was injured and airlifted to Grady Hospital.