Joe Chapin, 67, of Pleasant Valley Road in Upson County died as a result of injuries sustained during Saturday’s Fall Fest Parade.
According to Thomaston Police Chief Dan Greathouse, the accident occurred at the intersection of East Lee Street and Oglethorpe Way.
A flatbed tractor trailer was being used as a float in the parade and Mr. Chapin’s grandson was reportedly on the trailer as a member of a recreation football team. Mr. Chapin attempted to pick up a piece of candy thrown from the trailer as it was passing by, he lost his balance, fell under the trailer and was run over by the rear wheels.
An air ambulance landed at the old football field behind the Thomaston Government Complex and transferred him to an area hospital.