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Garbage Truck Driver Killed In Crash

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POWELL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Rumpke released a statement saying that a residential garbage truck driver was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Wednesday.

The crash happened just before noon on Ky 2001 (Spout Springs Road)  in Clay City. 

“Our team is in mourning,” said Bridgett Biggs, area safety manager. “This is a tragic loss. We can’t express the sorrow we are feeling for the loss of a team member. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with our employee’s family and friends.”

Neighbors in the area tell LEX 18 that they saw the man moments beforehand when he stopped in their driveway to pick up their trash. They said he gave their dogs some treats and drove about a tenth of a mile up the road when he heard the crash. When they ran over to help, they found the truck on its side in a ditch. 

The coroner has identified the victim as 57-year-old David Burgess, of Mt. Sterling. He apparently lost control, hit the ditch, and was ejected, according to the coroner. 

Ky 2001 will remain closed while the accident is investigated. 

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