Four family members died in an accident in Vinton County, Ohio, after the driver of the car failed to yield at a stop sign and traveled into the path of a trash truck.
"This tragic incident highlights one of the hazards that waste collection drivers face every day on their routes – intersections,” SWANA CEO and Executive Director David Biderman said in an emailed statement. “Many accidents occur at intersections, often due to another driver ignoring a stop sign or running a red light. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed, as well as the young Rumpke driver.”
Fox28 has more:
The Vinton County coroner says four relatives, including two teens, were killed Wednesday afternoon in a crash involving a garbage truck and car.
Rumpke spokespersons say the driver of their 2009 Sterling garbage truck, 27-year-old George S. Stout of Albany, wasn't hurt. Now, they're working with authorities to get a better idea of exactly what happened.
"First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in today's accident" said Jonathan Kissel, of Rumpke Waste and Recycling.