Ricco Rios killed when trash truck turns over in Bucks County

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Published: Jul 02 2013 12:34:05 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 02 2013 06:53:37 PM EDT
HILLTOWN TWP., Pa. -

A man riding in a trash truck was killed when the truck turned over in Bucks County on Tuesday.

The accident happened around 4:30 a.m. as the truck tried to make a left turn from Bypass Road onto Dublin Road in Hilltown Township, between Doylestown and Perkasie, police said.

As the truck turned, it rolled onto its right side, hit trees and came to rest in a drainage ditch, according to police.

The driver, Adam Bermudez, 28, of East Norriton Twp., Montgomery Co., was able to free himself from the truck and call for help.

The 24-year-old passenger, Ricco Rios, of Norristown, Montgomery Co., was trapped in the truck and died at the scene, police said.

Police continue their investigation to determine whether driver error and/or mechanical failure were causes of the crash.

The road remained closed for about five hours while police conducted their investigation and the truck was removed from the scene.