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'Were we negligent?' asks garbage truck firm

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A garbage collection company involved in a fatal accident is asking the court to decide if, and to what degree, it was responsible for the incident.

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Richard "Ricky" D. Nelson, 30, 111 N. Fourth St., died Nov. 26, 2008, after hitting the back of a Veolia ES Solid Waste truck. Nelson, who was driving a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee, hit the 2007 Mack garbage truck as it waited in the median of Hwy. 35N and Whitetail Boulevard.

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