Cyclist Struck and Killed by Garbage Truck


A bicyclist was killed Wednesday after being hit by a garbage truck, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

Officials with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue believe the crash happened at around 9:50 a.m. near Old Boynton Beach Road and Lawrence Road.

When firefighters arrived at the scene they found the victim lying in the roadway. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

3536561236_fab90bf9d7_mThe garbage truck involved in the accident was from Republic Services, a recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal service serving western and southern Palm Beach County.

No further information regarding the crash is available at this time.

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