UPDATE: The Boone County Coroner reports that the man killed in the crash with a garbage truck Thursday has been identified as 32-year-old Kenneth Kazort, Jr. of Capron. He died from head injuries. Video from the scene indicates his car collided with the trailer guard sideways, likely penetrating the passenger cabin of the vehicle.
UPDATE: The Boone County Sheriff's Office says the driver of the garbage truck was John Padgett of Rockford. He was treated and released at the scene. The name of the man killed is still being withheld.
No charges have been filed, although the crash remains under investigation.
BOONE COUNTY -- A man is dead after apparently not seeing a garbage truck backing out of a driveway.
The crash happened just before noon in the 12000 block of Russelville Rd. between Belvidere and Capron. Investigators say the driver of a Chevy Cavalier hit the backside of the garbage truck as it was backing out of a driveway, wedging under the barrier meant to keep the vehicle from going under the truck. The driver, described as a man in his 30's, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was not hurt.
No word on possible charges or citations.