Floyd County PD responded with other emergency personnel to 4617 Old Dalton Rd at around 9 am Tuesday in reference to an accident at a construction site.
Upon arrival, rescuers found two with significant injuries who were later pronounced dead by Floyd County Deputy Coroner John Hamilton. Officials confirmed that the deceased as 19 year-old Cody Hauser of Cartersville and 21 year-old John Hunter Lane of Kingston.
Initial reports indicate a flatbed truck was being loaded with asphalt at the top of a steep hill. At some point the brakes are suspected of failing and the truck rolled forward.
While the truck was being loaded up the hill a small excavator was traveling up hill with a flagger on foot providing assistance. That bobcat and flagger were struck by the truck.
Two have been confirmed dead. One airlifted to Erlanger and another transported by EMS to Atrium Health in Rome.
Authorities have confirmed that 19 year-old Cody Hauser of Cartersville and 21 year-old John Hunter Lane of Kingston were killed
Two others, Samuel Hancock and Albert Starr were transported to hospital with serious injuries.
The construction site was being operated by KGI from Armuchee. OSHA is investigating the incident.