Mauricio Oropeza Dies After Being Struck by Garbage Truck on Skyline Drive Near Carmel Avenue
DALY CITY, CA (January 18, 2019) – A 58-year-old South San Francisco man died Wednesday morning after being struck by his own garbage truck on Skyline Drive near Carmel Avenue.
The incident happened in the 600 block of Skyline Drive around 6:15 a.m., Daly City police Sgt. Ron Harrison reported.
Mauricio Garcia Oropeza was identified as the fatal victim in the incident. News reports say he was picking up garbage and heading north on Skyline Drive when the truck struck an unoccupied vehicle before striking and pinning him in between the two vehicles.
Investigators are working diligently to determine the exact events that led to this incident. It appears a number of parked cars were hit by the garbage truck under unknown circumstances.
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating this incident to determine the precise details of this fatality.
This is heartbreaking news to anyone who knew Mauricio Garcia Oropeza. Our law group would like to express our condolences to those facing this heartbreaking loss.
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