Bush hog kills highway passenger

By Joshua Ninke - email

TROUP COUNTY, GA (WXTX) –  Five occupants driving a small car on Highway 27 met with tragedy Wednesday.

A Department of Transportation mower struck a rock while inside the right-of-way ahead of the car.

The rock flew through the air after the bush hog hit it, crashing through the front window and grazing the front passenger.

It then passed to the rear driver's side. The passenger was struck by the rock and killed instantly.

The other passengers reported only minor injuries.

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