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Pedestrian killed by overturning trailer at Mincey Marble
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Cleanup crews move feed from the road from a tractor-trailer wreck that killed a pedestrian Thursday afternoon along Browns Bridge Road in front of Mincey Marble. The bed of the tractor-trailer overturned with the cab of the truck traveling into a parking lot across Browns Bridge Road. The driver was also transported to the hospital. - photo by Erin O. Smith

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an overturning tractor-trailer Thursday at Mincey Marble in West Hall, according to authorities.

Kip Eugene Holland, 50, of Gainesville, was pronounced dead at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Both lanes of Browns Bridge Road were blocked for part of Thursday afternoon at Mincey Marble in West Hall after a tractor-trailer carrying feed overturned. The road has since reopened.

The driver, JW Harper, 80, of Section, Ala., and Holland were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center from the scene with injuries, Hall County Fire Services Capt. Zachary Brackett said.

Harper is in stable condition at the hospital, according to Georgia State Patrol

According to state patrol, Harper said he did not see anybody in the roadway.

“When asked, (Harper) said he had begun choking, having difficulty breathing and thought he passed out,” according to state patrol. “He said he did not remember the crash or what happened.”

The cab of the truck detached and went across the road into the Mincey Marble parking lot, where it struck two unoccupied cars.

When the trailer overturned, Holland was struck and was found by authorities at the rear of the trailer.

“A witness located (Harper) unconscious inside the vehicle at its final rest,” according to state patrol. “Medical staff at (Northeast Georgia Medical Center) advised that (Harper) appeared to have bleeding on the brain, which did not appear to have been from the impact of the crash.”

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