A person died in Dixon on Tuesday after climbing into a dumpster that was then collected by a garbage truck, authorities said Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Dixon police responded to a garbage service that said they found a dead body in one of their trucks. The truck finished a route around Dixon and the body was found when the truck emptied its contents in a Yolo County dump.
Upon investigation, Dixon police, along with the Yolo County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office, determined the victim climbed into a dumpster and remained inside when the dumpster was collected. The person then died in what police have deemed an accidental death.
City of Dixon spokeswoman Madeline Henry said police are still investigating the exact circumstances and cause of the death. A further medical examination will be conducted by Yolo County, the Dixon Police Department wrote in a news release.
Further identifying information about the victim has not been released.