Southeastern PA

Montgomery Co. man Adam Bermudez charged in fatal trash truck accident

24-yr-old Ricco Rios died at scene of July 2 crash

HILLTOWN TWP., Pa. - A 28-year-old Montgomery County man is facing involuntary manslaughter and other charges in connection with a fatal trash truck accident that happened in July.

Adam Bermudez of East Norriton Twp. was arraigned Monday for the accident in Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co. on July 2.

The accident happened around 4:30 a.m. as the truck tried to make a left turn from Bypass Road onto Dublin Road, 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 24-year-old passenger, Ricco Rios, of Norristown, Montgomery Co., was trapped in the truck and died at the scene, police said.

Bermudez is facing homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering another person, driving at safe speed, careless driving and related charges.

He posted 10% of his $10,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.

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