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Police: Garbage truck driver suffered heart attack before crash

  • COURTESY: HAWAII NEWS NOWHonolulu police said the driver of a garbage truck apparently suffered a fatal heart attack before crashing into two trucks on Kilua Place on Sand Island Thursday afternoon.
    COURTESY: HAWAII NEWS NOW
    Honolulu police said the driver of a garbage truck apparently suffered a fatal heart attack before crashing into two trucks on Kilua Place on Sand Island Thursday afternoon.

A 42-year-old Waianae man suffered a heart attack while driving a garbage truck on Sand Island, lost control of the vehicle and struck two parked trucks, police said.

The driver was seen passed out behind the wheel before he crashed into a 2006 grey truck and a 1994 pickup truck at about 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, police said.

Paramedics took the victim to the Kaiser Medical Center, where he died.

Police did not specify whether the man was operating a city or privately-owned green garbage truck.

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