SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A man died at a Sussex County landfill Monday morning after he was run over by a truck.
Sources in the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office tell 8News reporter Parker Slaybaugh the man was emptying his load at the Atlantic Waste Disposal in Waverly when he became stuck in his strap and was run over by another truck.
Police say the victim, who has been identified as 37-year-old William Antonio Quintanilla of the 6000 block of Hunter Stand Land in North Chesterfield, was a contractor and not an employee at the dump.
Neighbors who live near the landfill say the news came as a shock.
“Very sad, it’s very sad anytime you hear somebody lose a life, but hitting this close to home, you know, less than a mile down the road, it’s very sad to hear,” said Dennis Cuttler, who lives just down the street from the landfill.
A spokesperson from Waste Management said injury at the facility is very unusual, but was not able to comment further.
Neighbors say this landfill is a major employer for their community, and their thoughts are with the man’s family.
“Praying for the family, I know it’s going to be hard for them, but with God’s help they will make it through,” Cuttler added.
The incident remains under investigation.
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