Hearing Impaired Pedestrian Dies after Being Struck by Garbage Truck

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A southeast Iowa pedestrian died after being struck by a garbage truck on Thursday.

49-year-old Brian Whittaker of Burlington died from his injuries, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

The accident report states at 10:08 AM, Whittaker, who was hearing impaired, was attempting to cross a street when he was hit by a garbage truck while it was backing up on Isabell Avenue.

The accident remains under investigation.

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