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Sanitation truck crushes car in NC, killing 1

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CHARLOTTE — Authorities say a sanitation truck overturned onto a car in North Carolina’s largest city, killing one and seriously injuring three.

The Charlotte Observer reports the Charlotte truck crushed a car with four people inside. The truck driver lost control Friday afternoon while turning right off of Billy Graham Parkway.

Charlotte Fire Capt. Rob Brisley said one person in the car died at the scene, and two were rescued within minutes. Nearly 50 firefighters worked for 80 minutes to free the fourth person.

Charlotte spokeswoman Brandi Williams said the city truck was picking up yard waste. The driver and one of two other workers on the truck were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials have not yet identified anyone in either vehicle.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Authorities say a sanitation truck overturned onto a car in North Carolina’s largest city, killing one and seriously injuring three.

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