Report: Miami garbage truck driver who drove off I-95 kills self

MIAMI (WSVN) - The driver of a garbage truck that fell from Interstate 95, last February, and survived has killed himself, according to a report by the Miami Herald.

According to a statement by City of Miami manager Daniel J. Alfonso, Kaseem Smith died Tuesday afternoon, but officials did not confirm the cause of death.

The Miami Herald later reported that Smith died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the neck, according to the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Back on Feb. 15, 2016, according to footage released by the Florida Highway Patrol and police, the City of Miami garbage truck lost control and fell 100 feet off the highway and onto José Martí Park, on Feb.15, 2016.

Doctors treated Smith for weeks in the hospital and then sent him home to recover.

Related: Cabin video released of garbage truck falling from I-95

The City of Miami statement released Tuesday read: “On behalf of the City of Miami, I extend our deepest sympathy to the family, loved ones and coworkers of Kaseem Smith. Mr. Smith, who worked as a Waste Collector Operator II and was behind the wheel of the Solid Waste truck that went off a ramp on I-95 in February of last year. We have not confirmed the cause of death at this time.”

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