UPDATE: Man Killed in Accident at Winnebago County Landfill Identified


UPDATE (4/29/16): The man killed at the Winnebago County Landfill Thursday has been identified as Gonzalo Trevino, 54, of Dixon.

The death is under investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office.


UPDATE (7:09 p.m.): Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia told Eyewitness News the victim was a garbage disposal company employee.  He dumped the load off his dump truck at the same time another truck dumped their load.  The second truck shifted because it was dumping building materials and it fell on the victim.


The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed to Eyewitness News a man has been killed at the Winnebago County Landfill.

This happened around 3pm.  Investigators say the victim was standing next to a dump truck.  The truck’s trailer somehow tipped over, burying the victim under trash and construction materials.  Several law enforcement agencies responded.

The New Milford Fire Dept. announced it will hold a press conference at 5pm.  We’ll bring you the latest information on air and online.

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