Rochester Man Killed in Garbage Truck Crash
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Austin, MN (KROC-AM News) - 53-year-old Rochester man was the victim of the fatal crash that occurred late Wednesday morning near Austin.
The State Patrol says he was driving a garbage truck west on I-90 when it entered the median and rolled just before 12 noon. The wrecked truck came to rest on the south edge of the eastbound lanes about a mile west of the Highway 56 interchange.
The crash report notes the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and emergency responder radio transmissions from the scene indicated he was ejected during the crash..
The State Patrol plans to release the victim's name Thursday morning.
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