• 9-year-old Wisconsin boy, who lost two siblings in house fire, killed in garbage truck crash

    By: Kelli Dugan, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - Authorities identified Thursday the 9-year-old Sheboygan, Wisconsin, boy killed in a crash with a city garbage truck while on his way to school Wednesday morning.

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    Roman Martin, en route to St. Paul Lutheran School, was riding his bike when a garbage truck driven by a city employee struck him, The Sheboygan Press reported.

    Police confirmed the truck that struck Roman was driven by an unidentified 35-year-old employee, who had worked for the city for about two years, the newspaper reported.

    According to WDJT, two of Roman’s siblings, 10-year-old Ben and 11-year-old Natalie, were among three children killed three years ago in a house fire.

    A GoFundMe page has been set up by a family friend to help cover the child’s funeral costs.

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