According to reports, 78 year-old James Eddie Guice, of Cedartown, was killed this week when he was struck by a truck while walking across Highway 27 year Walmart.

Authorities said that the call came in around 5 am Monday.

Guice was struck near Oak Grove Road while standing in the right lane of the highway.  

Preliminary investigations say that the driver of the Ford F150 attempted to miss Guice but was unable to do so.