A GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover final expenses for a Dahlonega man who died from injuries sustained when he was hit crossing Ga. 400 Monday morning.
Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Robin Stone said Timothy Kenneth Mullinax, 45, was attempting to cross the highway on foot after his car broke down just before 6:30 a.m.
"He had actually lost a tire and was walking across 400 when he was hit by the truck," she said.
Mullinax was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the truck, 24-year-old Michael Tyler Cleveland of Cumming, will not be charged, according to Stone.
"Mr. Mullinax was about 300 feet south of the intersection of Dawson Forest Road in the northbound lane, so he was not in the crosswalk," she said.
A niece who set up the donation account described Mullinax as "the rock for his family."
"He was an amazing person. A family man, a father, a husband and a grandfather," she wrote.
Donations can be made at www.gofundme.com/kkmnkt6k.
In an unrelated incident, there was a second serious collision in Dawson County Monday.
According to Stone, a 14-year-old boy was seriously injured just after 5 p.m. when the 4-wheeler he was on collided with a passenger car near the intersection of Gold Creek and Village drives off Hwy. 136.
The teen, a freshman at Dawson County High School, was taken by ambulance to an Atlanta area hospital, where he was treated and released, according to his Dawson County Tigers Football teammates.
"[His mom] said he definitely had angels watching over him yesterday and that he will make a full recovery. She is also so thankful for all the thoughts and prayers. Thank you to all for your support. Let's all continue to pray," the team posted on social media Tuesday morning.