Aiken driver dead after collision with sanitation truck


AIKEN (WJBF) – One man is dead after a deadly collision with a garbage truck in Aiken.

The incident happened just before 8 a.m. Friday on Old Barnwell Road.

72-year-old Richard Empoliti was driving his pickup truck when he struck the rear of a sanitation truck that was stopped to collect garbage.

Empoliti was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two sanitation workers were taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Toxicology is pending.

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