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Release Number: 09-283

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

October 23, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060















Sanitation truck - Company Republic Waste Services

Victim Frederick Solomon,  DOB 2-3-75  (fatality)

         1511  11th Avenue East

         Bradenton, Florida



Vehicle: 1988 Toyota

Driver - Lloyd Cribbs, Jr.  DOB 6-10-76

         3904 Creek Woods Drive

         Plant City




Traffic fatality


October 23, 2009 at 6:00 a.m.


Parsons Avenue south of U.S. Highway 92








The sanitation truck was stopped in the north bound lane of Parsons Avenue for garbage pick up with the sanitation worker at the back of the truck when the Toyota also traveling north bound crashed into the rear end of the sanitation truck, pinning the worker between the truck and vehicle.  The worker died at the scene.  The driver of the Toyota was transported to a local hospital to be medically cleared.


The investigation continues.