City of Charleston worker killed in truck accident

CHARLESTON, SC–A City of Charleston truck was involved in an accident this afternoon at the intersection of Francis St and Oswego St.

A worker from the truck was struck and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The identity of the decedent will be released tomorrow in order for the family to be notified.

The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

Today, Charleston mayor John Tecklenburg released the following statement, following the tragic death of the worker.

“Tonight the whole City of Charleston family is grieving the loss of a Charleston Public Service Department contract worker who died this afternoon in a tragic accident involving a city Public Service Department vehicle. Few details are known at this time, but the South Carolina Highway Patrol is leading the investigation and the Charleston County coroner will have further details after the family has been notified. For now, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone touched by this terrible tragedy.”

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