Fort Myers, FL (April 5, 2019) - A 47-year-old man died after he was run over by a garbage truck on Thursday, April 5th. The incident took place inside The Landings gated community.
Fort Myers Police report that Miguel Rodriguez was loading trash into the truck when it suddenly began to roll backward. As the truck continued, it collided with Rodriguez before pinning him against a Dodge Caravan that was parked in the roadway. Rodriguez sustained critical injuries and died at the scene. There is no information on what caused the truck to move backward or whether it was occupied at the time of the incident.
The collision remains under investigation and no further information has been released at this time.
Our thoughts go out to the worker killed in this tragic accident. At this time, we do not have enough details to say exactly why this rollover crash occurred. We do know, however, that an innocent person lost their life in the crash. Authorities will conduct a complete investigation into the surrounding details to determine why this crash occurred and if the death was preventable.
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