PD: Man struck by garbage truck in Mesa dies

MESA, AZ - Police say a 71-year-old man has died after he was struck by a garbage truck in Mesa Friday morning.

The victim has been identified as Gerald Lake.

Mesa police say the initial investigation shows that Lake was trying to wheel his trash out from the opposite side of the road where the truck was emptying barrels.

Police say the victim crossed in front of the garbage truck when he was struck.

The accident happened at a mobile home park on Main Street near Lindsay Road.

Police say there is no sign of impairment on the part of the truck driver.


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