Man dies from injuries suffered inside garbage crusher

Victoria Police confirm a man died after being crushed inside a garbage truck this morning at a strip mall near Yates and Vancouver Street this morning.

VicPd spokesman Bowen Osoko says officers were called to the scene about 6am:

" When they arrived they discovered a man suffering from life-threatening injuries. Officers remained with that man until Victoria Fire Department Fire Fighters and BC Emergency Health Services Paramedics arrived and took over care.  Fire fighters extricated the man from the garbage truck. He was rushed to hospital, but he did not survive unfortunately.

Initial investigation suggests the man may have been in a dumpster that was picked up by the garbage truck.  The truck driver is being offered support.

The BC Coroner's service is also investigating.

VicPd have managed to identify the man, and are in the process of contacting next of kin.

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