Man dies after garbage truck rolls over in Zephyr

A 46-year-old Uxbridge man is dead after a garbage truck he was operating rolled over in Zephyr Wednesday (April 8).

According to the DRPS, officers were called to incident at Uxbridge Concession 3 and Leitch Road shortly after 4 p.m.

“Witnesses called 9-1-1 after finding a garbage truck that rolled onto its side on the roadway.  An injured male was found lying on the roadway nearby,” reads a media release.

“He had sustained serious head injuries and life-saving measures were attempted by emergency services.”

Despite those efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This is the fifth fatality in 2020 for Durham Region,” the media release reads.

Roads in the area were closed for several hours for the police investigation.

The Ministry of Labour was contacted and will be investigating further, police noted.

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