Atlanta Public Works employee killed in crash

Atlanta Public Works employee killed in crash

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An Atlanta Public Works employee was killed on Saturday when his garbage truck lost control and overturned while driving on Interstate 75.

A spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department tells FOX 5 News that the accident happened around 2 p.m. Saturday as the truck was traveling southbound on the interstate near Cleveland Avenue. The garbage truck hit the wall and rolled over several times. No other vehicles were involved.

Officials say the passenger, Derryl J. Simmons, 54, of Decatur, was killed at the scene. The driver, who has not yet been identified, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Police are trying to determine what caused the accident.

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