2 killed, 1 critical after garbage truck, dump truck collide

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A deadly crash involving a dump truck and a garbage truck shut down a highway in Forsyth County for hours Monday.

Two people were killed when the trucks collided head-on on Atlanta Highway near Castleberry Road just after 2 p.m.

One person was extricated and rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Atlanta Highway is closed in both directions.

"We do believe one vehicle was traveling Castleberry and the other was on Atlanta Highway and they collided. Almost a head-on t-bone," Deputy Doug Rainwater said.

He said the two men who died were in the garbage truck and the driver of the dump truck was taken to the hospital.

Stay with WSBTV.com and watch Channel 2 Action News for updates as we learn more about what caused the deadly crash.