Officials: Pedestrian struck, killed by garbage truck in Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a garbage truck in Sarasota.

The Herald-Tribune reports that 57-year-old Jeffery Unger was pronounced dead at the scene Monday morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Unger was attempting to cross a street when a Sarasota County Waste Management truck hit him. The FHP report says the truck had the right of way.

The crash remains under investigation. No charges were immediately filed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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