Charleston city employee killed in trash truck crash identified

Charleston's Public Works director identifies the city worker killed in Saturday afternoon's crash of a garbage truck on Interstate 77 as Jesse Goff. Two other workers were injured. (WCHS/WVAH)

The name of the city employee killed in a crash on Interstate 77 Saturday has been released.

Jesse Goff, 22, an employee of the city’s refuse department, died from injuries he received in a crash about noon Saturday when a Charleston garbage truck wrecked on I-77 near the I-64 interchange, Public Works Director Brent Webster said.

Two other refuse department employees, Beejay Taylor, 44, and Christopher Harrison, 24, were injured in the crash, according to a news release from the Charleston Police Department.

All three of the city workers were taken to a local hospital. Taylor is currently still in the hospital and is being treated for his injuries, but they are not considered life threatening. Harrison suffered an injury, but he was released from the hospital Saturday afternoon.

Goff was a passenger in the vehicle. All three workers were ejected from the truck.

The crash is currently under investigation by the Charleston Police Department Crash Investigation Unit.

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