A Warner Robins man died this morning after crashing his car into the back of a trash truck shortly before 8 a.m. on Ga. 247 in Bibb County, authorities said.
Furney Mishoe Sr., 78, was pronounced dead at 9:13 a.m. at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said. Mishoe had to be extricated from his 1986 Chevrolet El Camino, which was pinned under a Southland Waste Systems truck.
The crash happened at the 1 mile marker just north of the Houston County line.
Trash truck driver Jerry Curry said he was riding along the right lane after stopping to pick up can in the 9000 block of the highway that links Macon and Warner Robins.
Southland worker Harold Robertson had just dumped a can and was riding on the right side of the back of the truck when the El Camino hit.
Robertson said he saw the car coming and realized the driver was not going to be able to move into the other lane to avoid the accident.
The El Camino clipped the left rear of the truck.
Neither Curry nor Robertson were hurt in the crash.
The wreck closed the right hand lane for more than an hour and both northbound lanes were blocked for about 20 minutes as crews cleared the wreckage.
The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident.