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Update: Cops ID Town Worker Killed in Crash Friday

Town worker died after two sanitations trucks crash in East Meadow.

A Town of Hempstead worker has died after being involved in a collision between two sanitation trucks in East Meadow.

Jarred Newallo, 25, of Hempstead, died Friday morning after a sanitation truck he was riding slammed into another truck in East Meadow, confirmed Nassau County Police.

"Today is a very sad day for the Hempstead Town family," said Supervisor Kate Murray in a statement Friday. "A valued member of our workforce who was employed by the township’s Sanitation Department was involved in a tragic accident, and has succumbed to his injuries."

Murray said the ToH family is "deeply saddened" by the loss and that "the family of the victim is in our thoughts and prayers."

Nassau County Police said the collision happened before 9:30 a.m. Friday near Prospect Avenue and Chestnut Avenue in East Meadow.

Newallo was on the back of a sanitation truck that collided with another, said police. One sanitation truck tried to drive around another, only to strike a different sanitation truck, said cops.

Newallo was rushed to Nassau University Medical Center where he died at 10:15 a.m., officers said.

The area was closed until about 2 p.m. as emergency crews and officials secured the scene.

Detectives said no criminality is suspected in the collision.

Felix Adler June 23, 2014 at 11:54 AM
I have watched Garbage trucks drive at high rates of speed regularly on Hempstead Turnpike (50-60+mph).... I am afraid that there is a culture of loose/week adherence to to traffic laws for operators of large county/village vehicles.... which works fine for everyone most times, until something unexpected happens.
Frank T June 24, 2014 at 01:12 PM
The worst is when they drive in reverse over a block so they save time by not driving around a corner. It's not fun watching a garbage truck barreling down the middle of a street in reverse right at you. It's like a game of chicken in reverse.
Jenn June 24, 2014 at 01:51 PM
I have witnessed garbage trucks come down our dead end court and when they get to the end of our court (and picked up the last pail) they turn around so fast, they drive up onto the curb often and tear up a neighbors grass on the strip (we have a wide court that more than fits a truck that size turning around without backing up) - then they hit the gas to fly out of here as fast as possible. I guess since we're a dead end, they're wasting precious time driving out so they have to make up for it by speeding. I have them on security camera footage doing the same thing twice a week. It's unnecessary.
Disgusted Homeowner July 20, 2014 at 12:16 PM
The culture of task based tours for workers leads to tragic events such as this. These workers are done for day as soon as their route is complete. It must have been a beautiful sunny morning in East Meadow

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