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Garbage truck strikes, kills man in Northwest Tallahassee; see where police are investigating

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Apr 23, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-23 14:46:42-04
  • Tallahassee Police are investigating how garbage truck hit a man Tuesday morning.
  • That man died at the hospital.
  • Read the TPD release below to see where the investigation is happening.


The Tallahassee Police Department is currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred in the area of Carp Lane and Sail Court at approximately 11:14 a.m.

One person, an adult male, was collecting trash on the back of a garbage truck. Preliminary findings indicate the man was struck by the truck as it pulled forward. He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries a short time later.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area as this is an open and active investigation. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.