The Penticton RCMP says a man from Okanagan died earlier this week after being hit by a recycling truck.
The 52-year-old was apparently sleeping in an unlocked recycling dumpster on Tuesday morning when a recycling truck arrived shortly after 6 a.m., police said.
After the dumpster emptied the truck, then compacted, the RCMP said the driver heard someone screaming from behind and called 911.
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The man was inadvertently crushed during the compaction process, police said, but emergency workers pulled him out and took him to hospital.
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The Penticton RCMP said Thursday that “temporary and extended families are aware of the unfortunate death.”
They are continuing the investigation, although it does not appear the man was the victim of the crime, police added.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Penticton RCMP 250-492-4300.
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