Police: Garbage truck driver charged in fatal accident

- The driver of a garbage truck involved in a fatal accident has been charged.

The accident  happened early Tuesday morning, December 22, at the intersection of Franklin Boulevard and South Chester Street/ U.S. Highway 321.

Leslie Barrientos, 31, and her husband Moises Barrientos, were traveling south on South Chester Street, when their vehicle collided with a garbage truck, according to police.

The truck was driven by Robert Dawkins, 50, who was heading west on Franklin Boulevard.

Leslie died on scene, according to police. Dawkins and Moises were taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injures.

Dawkins is charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.

The road was closed for more than four hours. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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