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STAFFORD — New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a garbage truck and another vehicle this morning along Route 237 in Stafford.

Troop A Public Information Officer Trooper James O’Callaghan said the deceased’s name is not available right now, pending notification to his or her family. O’Callaghan said the accident was reported after 11 a.m.

“It was the operator of one of the vehicles,” he said of the person killed. “I think they’re (responders) clearing the scene now.”

The public information officer said a press release would be published on the state police website later this afternoon.

“We’re working on getting the details out. I don’t know how the collision occurred or what direction the vehicles were going,” he said.

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