Woman killed walking on Tara

A local woman walking along Tara Boulevard died Monday after being hit in the head with a pipe sticking out from an unsecured load in the back of a truck, said police.

Clayton County Police Officer Phong Nguyen said the driver of the fencing company truck may face charges in the death.

Nguyen said the 58-year-old woman, whose name was being withheld pending notification of her family, was not in the road when she was hit. He said the incident happened about 9:30 a.m. near Valley Hill Road.

-- Kathy Jefcoats