Death On Northern Boulevard

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The Homicide Squad reports the details of a Fatal Accident that occurred at 6:13 a.m. on Friday May 15 in Roslyn Estates.

According to Detectives, Rudolph Skakel, 55, of Uniondale during the course of his duty as an operator for Basin Haulage stepped out of a 2011 Mack garbage truck to retrieve garbage containers. The victim noticed that the truck started rolling eastbound on Northern Boulevard while it was unoccupied. The victim ran after the truck jumping onto a side step on the passenger side of the truck in an attempt to gain control of the vehicle, however the vehicle sideswiped a utility pole in front of 1050 Northern Boulevard causing the fatality of Mr. Skakel. The truck was examined on scene by the Nassau County Motor Carrier Unit and released to Basin Haulage. There is no criminality at this time.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.

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