Driver dies after rear-ending a stopped trash truck in Houston County, officials say

An elderly driver was killed Friday when his car collided into the back of a trash truck in Houston County.

Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found Walter Wells, 76, of Pineview, Georgia, had died when the Toyota Camry he was driving on Highway 341 struck a Waste Management truck that was stopped conducting a trash pickup.

Wells was pronounced dead on scene by Houston Emergency Medical Services personnel.

The collision is under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this traffic collision is being asked to contact the Houston County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Division at 478-542-2080.