Construction worker killed after truck rolls over him, police say

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — A construction worker was killed Wednesday in an accident in Paulding County, police say.

The accident happened at a site in the Seven Hills area off Double Branches Lane around 1:30 p.m.

Officials identified the victim as Daniel Deiter, 52, of Cornelia.

Investigators said Deiter was working on top of the trailer of his unoccupied truck, spreading mulch that was being loaded in by a backhoe.


The truck and trailer began to roll backwards. Deiter lost his footing and fell off the trailer, which then rolled over him.

The Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate the crash.