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Man Killed in Trash Compactor in Bexar County: Police

A 26-year-old man was killed after getting caught in a trash compactor in west Bexar County Tuesday.

Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Rosanne Hughes said that the man, who worked for Metro Waste Systems, somehow became trapped inside the back of a garbage collection truck.

Hughes said the man — later identified as 26-year-old Benjamin Garza — was pronounced dead around 10:30 a.m.

The sheriff's office is investigating the death as an accident.

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