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Person Struck, Killed By Garbage Truck In Detroit

May 24, 2018 - 6:43 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Police are investigating after a person was struck and killed by a garbage truck on Detroit's east side. 

The accident happened around 5 a.m. Thursday at the corner of Harper and Cadillac avenues -- near Operation Get Down, a residential substance-abuse treatment,  mental-health and transitional housing facility.

According to police, a man driving a garbage truck from Premier Truck Sales and Rental was southbound on Cadillac when a person stepped out in front of the vehicle. 

The unidentified victim was fatally injured and declared dead on the scene. 

An investigation is ongoing. 

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