A Lincoln trash collector riding on the outside of a garbage truck died Thursday morning after the truck slid on ice and crashed into a tree.
The Lincoln Police Department reports 47-year-old James Baker of Lincoln died while riding on the truck owned by Von Busch and Sons Refuse making rounds in the West A Neighborhood.
According to police, the fatal accident happened around 7 o’clock Thursday morning at Westland Circle and West Sumner Street. The truck was traveling east on Westland Circle when it slid into a tree on the west side of Westland Circle.
No citations have been issued. The investigation continues.