Coroner identifies garbage truck driver killed in Powell County accident

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CLAY CITY, Ky. (WKYT) - The employer of a garbage truck driver has confirmed the worker died in a single-vehicle accident.

Rumpke says a residential driver was killed shortly after noon on Sprout Springs Road in Clay City. The company says it is working with authorities to determine what caused the accident.

“Our team is in mourning,” area safety manager Bridgett Biggs said. “This is a tragic loss. We can’t express the sorrow we are feeling for the loss of a team member. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with our employee’s family and friends.”

The Powell County Coroner's Office identified the driver as 57-year-old David Burgess of Mt. Sterling.

The road is expected to remain closed as the investigation continues.

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