LONG ISLAND, NY – Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash during which a sanitation worker was struck and killed by a garbage truck in Melville this morning.
Jose Arroyo was driving a garbage truck in reverse on Weinmann Boulevard when the truck struck Jose Molina, who had been riding on the rear of the truck, at 6 a.m.
Jose Molina, 44, of Brentwood, was struck and killed after his garbage truck struck and killed him while it was going in reverse. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Photo: Andrew Cohen
Molina, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Arroyo, 38, of Central Islip, was not injured.
Motor Carrier Safety Section officers conducted a safety inspection on the vehicle and it was released to the owner, Jody Enterprise Inc.
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