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Construction worker killed in Pinewood Forest accident

The Pinewood community is mourning the loss of a worker killed in a construction accident last week.

Jose De Jesus Alcaraz Garcia, age 35, was killed when he was run over by heavy equipment while working at the Pinewood Forest development.

On November 29, at approximately 6 p.m., Garcia was working a front loader when he ended up underneath the vehicle. An investigation is ongoing to determine how he got there.

Coworkers passing by the site observed the reverse lights on the front loader with no one at the helm. They discovered him underneath, and he appeared to be deceased already.

By Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.