AUBURN, Ind. (WOWO): The DeKalb County Sheriff reports that a 34-year-old Fort Wayne man was killed when his SUV collided with a garbage truck just after 9:30 am Tuesday.
The crash happened as the garbage truck was parked in front of a residence on County Road 68 picking up trash receptacles when it was struck in the rear end by the SUV. A 33-year-old worker on the garbage truck was hit by the lift arm as the truck moved forward.
The driver of the SUV, 34-year-old Nicholas Chalmers, was trapped in the wreckage and died at the scene. A 35-year-old passenger in the SUV was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital in critical condition.