Tabor City, NC — A driver was killed on Route 410 just outside Tabor City early Tuesday morning (October 1, 2013) when his car crashed into the rear of a garbage truck. Police said that Larry Swinney, 53, was killed at about 6:45 a.m. when his car rear-ended a Waste Management truck that was pickup up tree limbs that morning.
Police reported to the Fayetteville Observer that Swinney was driving toward Chadbourn that morning and was near James White Highway when he crashed into the back of the garbage truck as it sat parked on the shoulder of Route 410.
Swinney was killed by the impact and the truck operator, 39-year old Keith Owens, was not harmed. Police noted that a light on the truck was flashing at the time of the accident, but have not released any more details from their investigation.
Scene of the Accident