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Sanitation Salvage Driver Responsible for Two Fatal Accidents

Within a six-month period, Sean Spence struck and killed an elderly man and a homeless man.

Sean Spence, a driver for Sanitation Salvage in the Bronx, N.Y., struck and killed an elderly man last week and a homeless man less than six months ago. Spence has not yet been charged with either crash, which were chalked up to be accidents, according to police.

These two incidents, along with a dozen more incidents involving the company over the past two years, have caused a coalition of labor, transportation and community groups to call for a suspension of Sanitation Salvage’s business license.

New York Daily News has more:

A private Bronx carting company is racking up a body count.

The driver for a trash hauling company who struck and killed an elderly man in the Bronx on Friday was also responsible for running over a homeless man less than six months ago, the Daily News has learned.

So far, Sean Spence, 33, has not been charged in either crash, which were chalked up to accidents, police sources said.

On Friday, Spence was operating a Sanitation Salvage truck when he fatally struck Leon Clark on E. 152nd St. near Jackson Ave. in Morrisania.

Clark, who was in his 70s and lived in the nearby Adams Houses, died at the scene.

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