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Worker Killed After Garbage Truck Hit in Emmet Co. Crash

Deadly Crash

Emmet County deputies say a worker was killed after his garbage truck was hit in a crash on Thursday.

Deputies have now identified him as Brent Thomas Irons Jr., age 34, from Wolverine.

They say first responders were called to a two-vehicle crash on Intertown Road in Bear Creek Township on Thursday morning.


According to deputies, the garbage truck was parked on the side of the road and Irons was standing near the back when a 2012 Ford pickup driven by Clinton Charles Byard, age 47 from Petoskey, hit the garbage truck.

Irons was pronounced dead at the scene. Byard was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries.

Deputies say the investigation is still open, but speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.

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