COLUMBIA, SC — The man killed in Mondays collision between a pickup truck and a city of Columbia trash truck was identified Wednesday as Sidney Smith, 74.
Smith, of 704 Wilmette Road, Columbia, was the driver and lone occupant of a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck when he suffered an aneurism. lost consciousness and veered into the path of the oncoming city trash truck, which was en route to a landfill.
Watts said an autopsy showed that Smith died from trauma associated with the crash.
The collision happened around 3 p.m. in the 6300 block of Two Notch Road near Raymond Street.
The driver of the city 2009 Ford trash truck, Ernest Harley, 47, a 12-year employee with the citys solid waste division, was treated and released at Palmetto Health Richland hospital.
The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating.
Reach Monk at (803) 771-8344