According to a release from the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office, a Defiance County Environmental Services employee was killed in an accident during a trash drop-off Saturday morning.
87-year-old Max Hook of Hicksville was attempting to back a vehicle up to a dumpster at the refuse pickup center on Gingrich Road, when Hook’s vehicle lurched forward unexpectedly, hitting 58 year old environmental services employee Peter Simonis of Defiance.
Simonis, according to the sheriff’s office, became pinned between Hook’s vehicle and a parked trailer. He was flown by ProMedica air ambulance to Parkview North Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he later died.
The investigation is continuing today.