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David Ridzon, 50, killed when run over by dump truck on Anderson Road in Tolland, Connecticut

Modified Date: 
Thu, 03/19/2015 - 4:33pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Public Works Employee Killed By Truck In Tolland

A public works employee was fixing potholes with tar when a town dump truck backed up and hit him on Anderson Road Thursday morning, state police said. He died later in the hospital.

DPW Truck Hits, Kills Tolland Employee Patching Potholes: Cops

"There was a tragic accident this morning resulting in the fatality of a town employee. We are all shocked and are grieving the loss of a dedicated employee," Town Manager Steve Werbner said in a statement Thursday.

Dump truck hits, kills Tolland employee filling potholes

The truck driver, 55-year-old William Burke, was also taken to a hospital for possible injuries. Anderson Road was closed for several hours while police conducted their initial investigation. The scene was cleared shortly after 3:00 p.m.

David Ridzon, a public works employee, was fixing potholes when a dump truck backed up and hit him. He was taken by medical helicopter to a hospital in Hartford, where he was later pronounced dead. Authorities are still investigating the accident. Anyone with information is being asked to contact Troop C at 860-896-3200.

People Involved: 
David Ridzon
William Burke
Roadway: 
Anderson Road

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