Garbage Truck Driver Killed in Crash With Tree in Brooklyn

A garbage truck driver is dead after the truck veered off the road and collided with a tree in Brooklyn, Connecticut, late Friday morning, according to state police.

State police said Jared Pechie, 32, of Danielson, was driving a Willimantic Waste Company truck on Prince Hill Road near the intersection with Gorman Road around 11:15 a.m. when the truck left the roadway.

Pechie was driving down a hill and was traveling at a slow rate of speed, according to police.

The truck crashed head-on into a tree and Pechie suffered fatal injuries, police said.

Authorities are investigating the crash.

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