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3 hurt in accident involving garbage truck in Jackson County

Posted: 8:09 AM, Sep 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-19 14:12:03Z

On Wednesday morning, the Columbia Township police reported that Justin David Pratt has passed.

He succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash on Riverside Road and died late Tuesday night.

FOX 47 offers their condolences to the family.

On Tuesday, September 18, three people were taken to the hospital after a pickup truck crashed into a garbage truck in Jackson County Tuesday morning.

The Columbia Township Police Department says officers were dispatched to the crash at Riverside Road, east of McKinney Road around 7:49 a.m.

A Modern Waste refuse truck carrying two employees was traveling eastbound on Riverside, making stops to dump trash from garbage carts into the back of the truck. With the Modern Waste truck stopped and warning lights flashing, a pickup truck carrying a man and woman, also traveling eastbound rear-ended the Modern Waste truck, police said.

The pickup truck was pulling a pop-up camper.

The Modern Waste employee, 27-year-old Justin Pratt of Jackson, on the driver-side of the vehicle was struck and temporarily pinned between his truck and the pickup.