Toddler, 3, grandmother struck and killed by Poughkeepsie garbage truck


POUGHKEEPSIE (AP) — A garbage truck struck and killed a 3-year-old and his grandmother as they were walking near an intersection in Poughkeepsie, police said.

Authorities said a 41-year-old driver, who worked for Royal Carting, hit the pair on Monday afternoon. It was unclear what caused the accident, The Poughkeepsie Journal reported Monday.

The toddler died at the scene while the 72-year-old woman sustained serious injuries. She was taken to Westchester Medical Center and later died at the hospital, police said.

The unidentified driver did not sustain any injuries in the collision.

Poughkeepsie police were still investigating the incident.

Royal Carting did not respond a request to comment, the newspaper said.


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