A pedestrian who was struck by a truck and knocked off the Second Avenue Bridge in Rome, Georgia Thursday afternoon died overnight and police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Rome police are still trying to figure out exactly why the truck ran off the roadway.
David Floyd, 66, of a Rome address, was headed northbound on Second Avenue in a GMC Sierra at approximately 2:40pm when it left the road and struck 35-year-old Jacob Pepper of Bartlesville, Oklahoma near Safe Lock and Key; Pepper was knocked off the bridge in the collision and landed on the sidewalk area that passes under the bridge.
Floyd then traveled further down the road before clipping a white Toyota Sienna that was also heading northbound on Second Avenue – before hitting trees near Atrium Health Floyd before finally coming to a stop.
Floyd was taken to the hospital for treatment and another person identified as Eliseo Lopez, who was in the Sienna, was also transported.
Witnesses at the scene said the truck didn’t appear to be under control by the driver and had been scraping against the side of the raised sidewalk on the bridge.
(Rome News Tribune/WRGA Rome)