CLEVELAND (WJW)– A garbage truck driver was killed during a crash on Interstate 490 east in Cleveland at about 5 p.m. Monday.

The Cleveland Division of Police said the truck was going eastbound when an unknown vehicle swerved into the lane, forcing the driver to apply the brakes. The garbage truck lost control on the wet highway and went off the right side of the road.

It went through the grass and up an embankment before hitting the bridge abutment, police said.

Rumpke Waste and Recycling said the driver was an employee there.

“At Rumpke we’re family. This is an extremely difficult time for all of us and we take this very
personally. Our hearts are broken, and we are praying for anyone touched by today’s accident,” said
Randy Broadright, area safety manager at Rumpke, in a news release.