BROOKSVILLE, FL – An employee of the City of Brooksville Department of Public Works was killed when his sanitation truck crashed Monday morning, the Suncoast News reports.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the worker, Ed Johnson, was going south on US-41 at about 6:15 a.m. when he lost control of the truck and was unable to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The truck hit a guardrail south of Mondon Hill Road, went down an embankment and partially overturned. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities said he was not wearing a seat belt at the time.
Johnson had retired from the DPW after 15 years on the job but returned to work in April 2023 because he loved the job, city officials said.