- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a Long Island sanitation worker was killed after he fell off the back of a garbage truck and was hit by the vehicle as it was backing up.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/1LsUONZ ) 44-year-old Jose Molina was fatally struck around 6 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Weinmann Boulevard and Raintree Road in Melville.

Molina was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Lt. William Burke says the accident happened when the truck’s driver was reversing down the dead-end street to collect garbage for Huntington Town.

Burke says the driver was unaware that Molina had fallen off the truck at some point.

Molina was employed by Bay Shore-based Jody Enterprises Inc. for five years.

Police say no charges are expected to be filed.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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