Who was Brian Whittaker? – Hearing Impaired Man Killed By Garbage Truck in Burlington

A man believed to be hearing impaired has been killed after being hit by a garbage truck in Burlington, IA, on Thursday.

Brian Whittaker, 49, was killed by a garbage truck operated by 65-year-old Dale Deitrick of Mediapolis in the 2000 block of Isabell Avenue in Burlington.

Deitrick was backing up the truck southbound when Whittaker tried crossing the street and was hit by the truck.

He was transported to the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

At approximately 10:08 am, officials responded to the 2000 block of Isabelle Ave for a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle.

Investigators surmised a garbage truck was backing up on the street when it collided with a hearing-impaired pedestrian who was attempting to cross the street at the same time.

They identified the deceased as Brian Whittaker, 49, of Burlington, IA.

The incident remains under investigation.

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