Rome Police Department Capt. Chris DeHart said the city police wreck reconstruction team will conduct a complete investigation into the wreck Monday night that took the life of 63-year-old Alan Clark Edwards.
According to Rome Police reports;
Edwards was on foot attempting to cross the intersection of U.S. 411 East at the Mathis Road intersection when he was struck by a truck that was eastbound on U.S. 411. At least five witnesses confirmed that they saw Edwards trying to cross the road, apparently trying to get to the convenience store at that intersection with a gas can.
All five reported the truck had the green light at the time. At this time no charges have been filed against the 54-year old driver of the truck.
A pedestrian who had run out of gas on the bypass was struck and killed while crossing U.S. 411 East at the Mathis Road intersection around 7 p.m. Monday night.
The man was identified as 63-year-old Alan Clark Edwards of Floyd County by Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor. Proctor said he pronounced Edwards dead at the scene at 7:30 p.m.
Lt. Paul Greene with the Rome Police Department said Edwards was carrying a gas can and tried to cross the intersection while the traffic light was still green. A small white pick-up truck which was eastbound on the highway came through the intersection and struck the victim who was pronounced dead on the scene.
Greene said he did not anticipate, early in the investigation, that any charges would be filed against the driver of the truck.