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Daviess Co. Coroner’s Office releases name of man struck and killed by truck

Daviess Co. Coroner’s Office releases name of man struck and killed by truck

Bill Stephens

October 14th, 2016

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The name has been released of the man hit and killed while working in Daviess County Thursday morning. Daviess County Corner Jeff Jones identified the Dumpster Dan employee as 24 year old Joshua Duvall of Whitesville.

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office stated they responded to the fatal wreck around 5:50 a.m. Thursday where the driver of the Dumpster Dan truck, 51 year old Antonio Romero-Sanchez of Whitesville, had stopped in the southbound lane of Highway 431 while Duvall was collecting trash from a residence. Authorities said an Aramark truck driven by Benny Whitehead of Owensboro was also traveling southbound and crested a hill, then tried to swerve into the other lane to avoid a collision, but instead hit Duvall and the garbage truck.

Police reported Duvall was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck drivers were uninjured.

The sheriff’s office believes low visibility due to the rain and darkness were contributing factors to the fatal accident.

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