Garbage truck worker dies in wreck

Published 9:55 am Tuesday, November 27, 2018

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader

A 28-year-old garbage truck worker was killed in a wreck at approximately 4:30 p.m. Monday at the 3300 block of MLK.

The worker’s name has not been released pending notification of next of kin. He was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont where he died from his injuries.

Orange Police Department officers, upon arrival, found that a southbound 2014 Hyundai Sonata driven by a female resident, 18, of Orange had struck the back of a sanitation truck that was picking up waste containers.

The other worker and the driver were not injured.

Acadian Ambulance also transported the driver of the Hyundai to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment of injuries. Her condition is unknown at this time.

Orange Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance were also dispatched to the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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