Macon man dies in gravel truck accident

A Macon man died in a gravel truck accident Monday afternoon in Dodge County.

Sam Patrick Demal Reed, 27, was unloading gravel for road construction on Ga. 117 seven miles south of Eastman when the accident happened about 4:30 p.m., Georgia State Patrol trooper David Anderson said.

“The dump trailer was parked on a slope and the center of gravity was too high or something and the tractor trailer fell over on him,” Anderson said. “He might have been standing outside the door and operating the equipment.”

No one witnessed the accident but a customer at a nearby store noticed the toppled truck, which led to the discovery of Reed’s body, Anderson said.