• 4 city employees fired following deadly truck crash

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    ATLANTA - Several city employees have been terminated from their jobs following a deadly garbage truck crash in November.

    Alcohol was determined to be a factor in the crash that killed 54-year-old Derryl Simmons.

    Friday, a City of Atlanta spokesman confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that four employees were fired in the wake of the investigation. Also, several other city employees from Public Works/Water Department were sent home and waiting on final test results before further action.

    According to the city, Simmons was a passenger in the truck, driven by Melvin Callahan when it overturned while exiting Interstate 75 southbound at Cleveland Avenue on November 2.

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