Coroner: Homeless man crushed to death in garbage truck

    The Lehigh County coroner says a homeless man was crushed to death inside a garbage truck in Allentown.

    Coroner Scott M. Grim says in a news release that the 53-year-old man was pronounced dead at 11:05 a.m. Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. The coroner ruled the manner of death an accident.

    Grim says the man was crushed inside the truck shortly before 6 a.m. Friday. Police are investigating.

    The coroner says the man’s name will be released once his family is located and notified.

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