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UPDATE: 1 Dead, 1 Injured at Crash at Buckhead Walgreens

A truck crashed through a retaining wall and hit a man as he was leaving the drugstore on Friday afternoon.

One man died and another was injured following a truck wreck at the Walgreens at Piedmont and Roswell roads Friday afternoon.

Atlanta police are investigating the crash that occurred around 3:30 p.m., according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

11 Alive reports that 59-year-old Calvin Sims had walked out of the drugstore and was headed to his car when the truck crashed through the retaining wall and fatally struck him.

Police told WSB-TV that the driver of the Toyota Tacoma truck, driving northbound on Roswell Road, tried to turn left on Piedmont Road hitting a southbound-traveling vehicle. The truck driver then hit another vehicle, veered off the road and hit a parked car before crashing through the Walgreens retaining wall.

The truck driver had suffered from a medical condition when he lost control of the vehicle. He was transported to Grady Hospital to receive treatment for his injuries, according to news reports.

The fatal crash shut down Roswell Road from Powers Ferry to Piedmont roads for the afternoon.

No charges are pending at this time, and police continue to investigate the crash, WSB reports.

dark rush November 05, 2012 at 09:19 PM
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Liz November 06, 2012 at 03:46 AM
I was also a witness to this accident, though didn't see much until it had already happened. You are welcome to contact me at liz.oslund@gmail.com and I will share what I know. Truly sorry for your loss, and may God be with your family.
calvin sims jr November 10, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Thanks for all of your prayers and concerns I will be contacting those who witnessed the accident and if any one else knows anything please contact at calvinsims84@yahoo.com
calvin sims jr November 10, 2012 at 02:45 AM
telephone number 404 363 3242
keri sims May 27, 2013 at 06:01 AM
this was my father n law n my kids grandfather he is truly missed n loved

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