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Sanitation worker killed in garbage truck accident

A city sanitation worker was killed after a garbage truck accidentally struck him shortly before 9 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Pineland Road and Shadywood Lane, the city said.

Hendersonville police responded to the fatality at 8:42 a.m. after the city truck struck the sanitation worker, who died of his injuries. Next of kin notifications are being made and no further information was available on Friday morning, the city said. Shadywood Lane is in Brooklyn Manor between Greenville and Spartanburg highways.

The city announced later that garbage and recycling that did not get picked up Friday will be collected Monday.

City Manager John Connet said Friday afternoon that he had not seen a final police report on the accident. The city's safety committee will review what caused the fatality, he said.