Man dies after being rolled over by garbage truck

On Tuesday April 25th at approximately 10.25 a.m. police patrols, traffic department, Ambulance Department, Detectives and Forensic Department were sent to the Sanitary Landfill (Public Dump) for a serious incident where a man was rolled over by a truck and was not showing any signs of life.

On the scene the investigating officers encountered the lifeless body of man with initials J.R. (58) who was a Dominican National.

Witnesses stated that the victim was accidentally run over by a garbage truck with license plate Z-221 while reversing. Others tried to warn the driver of the victim being behind the truck but it was too late. The victim was pronounced dead by a medical doctor who arrived on the scene. Next of kin will be informed as the traffic department finalizes their investigation.