Truck rolls into ditch, kills sanitation worker
SANTA FE — A worker clinging to the back of a sanitation truck was killed Friday when the vehicle rolled into a ditch, authorities said.
Ezequiel Martinez, 26, of Dickinson was trapped beneath the Ameriwaste truck when it left the road shortly before 10 a.m. in the 6000 block of Avenue T just south of Santa Fe, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Colin Kolupski said.
Martinez was collecting curbside trash and riding on the back of the truck as it traveled north on Avenue T. The truck left the road and turned over in a ditch, pinning Martinez, Kolupski said.
The cause of the accident remained under investigation, and no charges have been filed, Kolupski said.
A telephone message left after hours for Ameriwaste wasn’t immediately returned.