ROSTRAVER – A Fayette County man died Thursday when his pickup truck collided with a refuse vehicle on Route 51 north in Rostraver Township.
Rostraver police said Donald James Schultz, 32, of Marston St., Washington Township, was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:55 a.m. by a deputy coroner in Westmoreland County.
Police said Schultz was driving at a high rate of speed when his truck struck the rear of a Big’s Sanitation refuse rolloff truck that had just pulled out from the business at 4859 Route 51.
Both vehicles were traveling in the left lane about 5:44 a.m. when they collided.
The refuse truck was driven by Robert Strothers of Pittsburgh, police said. He was not injured.
Schultz died from blunt force trauma, said a spokesman for Coroner Ken Bacha. His death was ruled an accident, he said.