Sanitation Worker Hit, Killed by Garbage Truck on Long Island: Police

Friday, Jun 20, 2014  |  Updated 6:35 PM EDT
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Sanitation Worker Hit, Killed by Garbage Truck

A sanitation worker on the back of a truck was hit and killed by another sanitation truck on Long Island Friday morning when the two vehicles collided, police say. 

The 25-year-old Hempstead sanitation worker was on the rear step of a truck in East Meadow, trying to guide a second sanitation truck through a narrow street, according to police. The operation was complicated by a parked vehicle.

The two sanitation trucks collided at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Chestnut Street, hitting the worker and crushing him, police said. 

The victim, identified as Jarred Newallo, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. 

Police said there was no criminality involved and charges are not expected. 

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