Greenville sanitation worker hit, killed by trash truck - FOX Carolina 21

Greenville sanitation worker hit, killed by trash truck

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Troopers said they are investigating a fatal crash in Greenville involving a Greenville Public Works employee and a trash truck.

Troopers said the wreck happened along Marshall Court just after 9 a.m. Friday.

The coroner has identified the victim as 22-year-old Bruce Gordon III.

Mike Murphy with Greenville Public Works said during a routine garbage pickup, the driver was backing up towards resident's trash can when Gordon got off the truck.

Murphy said they believe the man may have tripped and he was trapped underneath the wheels of the truck.

Murphy said they were working to contact the 22-year-old man's family and would offer counseling for employees this afternoon.

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