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Woman dies after car struck by dump truck, became covered in gravel in Macon

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A 71-year-old woman was killed Wednesday morning after she was struck by a dump truck and her vehicle became covered in gravel in Macon. Still, deputies said the woman was the one who turned in front of the truck.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. on Houston Road near Allen Road, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said Donna Hyatt, of Macon, was driving a 2002 White Nissan Altima behind a 1984 Red Mack dump truck on Houston Road when the Nissan entered the right lane, moving ahead of the dump truck.

The Nissan suddenly turned to the left in front of the dump truck and the two vehicles collided, the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Randy Gonzalez said. The dump truck, driven by 55-year-old Terry Howard, of Roberta, and the Nissan traveled across the northbound lanes and came to a stop at the corner of Houston Road and Allen Road, Gonzalez said.

“The dump truck had turned over on its right side dumping the load of gravel on the Nissan,” Gonzalez said.

Hyatt was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. And a passenger in her vehicle, 69-year-old Ann McCallum, of Macon, was transported by ambulance to the Medical Center of Central Georgia where she was listed in stable condition, deputies said. Howard also went to a local hospital to be checked, but he was not taken by ambulance, Gonzalez said. His condition was not known late Wednesday.

The investigation into the wreck is ongoing and deputies are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 and ask for the on call accident investigator.