UPDATE | Coroner: Garbage truck driver dies after truck overturns

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Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- A garbage truck driver died after his truck overturned leaving him trapped for hours, the coroner said.

Kennedy Fordham, 31, of Augusta died after crews got him out of his overturned garbage truck just after noon, the coroner said. He was pronounced dead at GRU at 12:29 p.m.

Two people were in the truck at the time. The passenger had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Fire crews were called out to Rollins Road off Highway 56 at 8:36 a.m. where the Metropolitan Waste company truck was overturned.

Crews teamed up with Chancey's Towing Company to get the truck and driver out of the ravine and send him to the hospital.

The Augusta Fire Department's medical director and a GRU ER resident were on the scene all morning.

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