Garbage truck driver was ‘watching a video’ at time of fatal Gates crash, police say

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GATES, N.Y. (WROC) — A garbage truck driver has been arrested and charged with Criminal Negligent Homicide after a fatal crash along Spencerport Road.

Investigators say Jerry Moore, 31, was driving a garbage truck while watching a video on his cell phone when he rear-ended a car driven by Paul Laudico on February 3. The car was pushed out into the intersection, where it was hit by a pickup truck.

Laudico was pronounced dead at the scene. Moore and the pickup truck driver were not injured.

Gates police say Moore had his cell phone propped up in a cupholder playing a video at the time of the crash. He has been charged with Criminal Negligent Homicide and released on an appearance ticket.

Moore is due back in court on March 30.

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