The following is a release from the Pennsylvania State Police:

This incident occurred as Robert J. Weedo from Bartonsville died from injuries sustained from an accident while working at the Alliance Landfill.

Weedo was operating a large heavy-duty haul truck and had stopped the vehicle on one of the downhill roads within the landfill.

Witnesses observed Weedo exit the truck and cross in front of it. They observed the truck go down the hill and leave the roadway at a slower speed and crash.

The witnesses rushed to the scene to see if the victim was okay and noticed he was not in the cab. They looked back up the hill and observed Weedo lying in a ditch off the side of the road.

Weedo died from numerous internal injuries on his way to Geisinger Community Medical Center. Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland was notified of the incident and the investigation is ongoing.