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Man run over, killed by trash truck in downtown San Diego

Posted at 6:33 AM, Aug 22, 2023

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A man was run over by a trash truck and killed on a downtown San Diego street early Tuesday morning.

The fatal collision occurred at around 5:20 a.m. at Sixth Ave and C Street, several yards from the Fifth Avenue trolley station.

San Diego Police said a man “crawled from the west sidewalk of 1000 6th Avenue into the roadway” but was then run over by a trash truck that was heading southbound on the same street.

The victim, identified by police as a man 30-40 years of age, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the driver of the private trash truck was a 59-year-old man.

The incident forced the closure of southbound Sixth Avenue at B Street for several hours.