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Refuse worker killed in Defiance county

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A Defiance county employee is dead after an accident at a refuse center. 

It happened just before 8 a.m. Saturday at the Gingrich Road refuse pickup-center in Hicksville Township.

According to our media partner, The Blade, an 87-year-old man was trying to back his vehicle up to a dumpster when it surged forward. 

The car hit Peter Simonis,who was working at the site, pinning him against a trailer.

Simonis was flown to a hospital in Fort Wayne, where he later died.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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