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Fatal accident on Ridge Road in Greece

Rochester, N.Y. - Police say one person is dead following a car accident in Greece.

According to the Greece Police Department, westbound Ridge Road was shut down for several hours after a pick-up truck and garbage truck collided.

Police said that the pickup truck driver was heading eastbound and crossed the center median on West Ridge Road when he collided with a Suburban Disposal garbage truck heading in the opposite direction.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor, police said.

The driver of the garbage disposal truck has minor injuries and was released after being treated for cuts to his face.

Police said that it is possible the pickup truck driver tried making an illegal U-turn there. Witnesses said it was hard to see what happened because of the heavy traffic at the time of the crash.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident. The identity of the man who died has not been released, but police said he was a Rochester resident in his 40s. 

The scene was cleared around 7 p.m. 

 
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