Rudolph Skakel, 55, killed after unoccupied garbage truck begins to roll down Northern Boulevard in Roslyn, NY

Modified Date: 
Wed, 11/04/2015 - 11:30am
Accident Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2015

NY garbage truck driver dies after truck rolls away

Authorities say he worked for Basin Haulage.

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Officials at Basin Haulage, based in Maspeth, Queens, could not be reached Friday afternoon.
At about 6:13 a.m., 55-year-old Rudolph Skakel had just exited his garbage truck to collect trash when it began rolling down Northern Boulevard. He ran and jumped onto a step on the passenger's side of the truck in an attempt to control the truck, but was killed as the truck crushed him against a utility pole. His death has been ruled an accident.
People Involved: 
Rudolph Skakel
Roslyn, NY

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