Authorities have released the identity of the gravel truck driver killed in a Monday collision with a log truck in Wilkinson County.
Cedric Morrell Austin, 35, of Irwinton was driving a gravel truck eastbound on Georgia Highway 57 near mile marker 3 at about 1:10 p.m, while Roger Allen Brantley, 35, of Montrose, drove a loaded log truck westbound, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The two vehicles collided in a “sideswipe manner” causing the log truck to leave the road and overturn. The gravel truck traveled off the shoulder and struck a tree, according to the highway patrol.
Austin was killed and Brantley sustained minor injuries.
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The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending the outcome of the investigation, according to the highway patrol.