A 25-year-old sanitation worker was crushed to death when the garbage truck he was riding on the back of crashed into another garbage truck in East Meadow on Friday morning.

Nassau County police said Jarred Newallo, of Hempstead, was trying to guide a second sanitation truck through a narrow street when the two trucks collided, pinning him between them at the corner of Prospect Avenue and Chestnut Street at 9:25 a.m.

Newallo, a Town of Hempstead Sanitation Department employee, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Homicide Squad detectives found no criminality.


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