Officials have confirmed that 82 year-old John William Farr Jr was killed in a wreck Friday at the intersection of Black’s Bluff Road and the West Rome Bypass.

Reports said that Farr was struck by a tractor trailer when he attempted to cross the intersection.

 Authorities stated that the driver of the tractor trailer attempted to veer from Farr’s van, but he continued into the path of the truck where he was struck in the side.

Reports added that the impact resulted in the truck’s brake line being severed and the vehicles both coming to rest over 30 yards off the road.

State troopers said that the driver of the truck was not at fault.