Trash worker killed in Leavenworth County work accident

TONGANOXIE | Leavenworth County authorities say a trash collector was killed when he was run over by a garbage truck.

Undersheriff Ron Cranor says the accident occurred Wednesday in Tonganoxie. He says the man was riding on the back of the truck while collecting garbage. He apparently fell down when he jumped off the truck, and the driver didn't see him and backed over the man.

The Leavenworth Times reports that the man's identity was not released. Cranor says the garbage truck was owned by Honey Creek Disposal.