Report: 5 killed as German garbage truck tips onto car

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Posted: Aug 11, 2017 10:11 AM
Report: 5 killed as German garbage truck tips onto car

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a 26-ton garbage truck tipped over on a road in southwestern Germany, crushing a car and killing five people, including at least four members of the same family.

The German news agency dpa reported Friday that the truck overturned on a curve in the road in the Baden-Wuerttemberg town of Nagold, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) southwest of Stuttgart.

Police say the family of four included two children. A fifth who hasn't yet been identified also was killed.

Police say the cause of the midday crash hasn't been determined, but investigators were looking into whether the truck had a mechanical problem.