According to the Georgia State Patrol, an electrical contractor worker was killed after being struck by a work truck on Highway 27 near the Floyd-Chattooga County line Wednesday.

Authorities said that Garrett Christian, 29 of Rockmart, walked onto the highway to block traffic in the outside southbound lane when he was struck by another employee who was backing a flatbed truck onto the highway from the shoulder.

Police added that the incident occurred at around 4:19 p.m.