According to police, a city solid waste truck collided with a sports utility vehicle early Thursday in Tallahassee.
The SUV’s driver died of his injuries at a hospital.
The truck’s driver was not injured.
No additional information is available at this time.
Homicide investigators are interviewing witnesses and reviewing evidence from the crash.
Garbage trucks provide a critical service to the community – they haul and dispose of waste. But just like any large vehicle on the roadway, when an accident happens, garbage trucks can cause serious injuries like brain injuries, spinal cord trauma and even wrongful death.
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