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FHP: 32-year-old pedestrian dead after being struck by garbage truck in Putnam County

The Florida Highway Patrol says Eric Edenfield, 32, died as a result of the crash.

A man is dead following a traffic crash in Putnam County Thursday involving a garbage truck and pedestrian. 

The Florida Highway Patrol says Eric Edenfield, 32, died as a result of the crash that happened on US-17 at Comfort Road around 6 a.m. 

Troopers say the garbage truck was traveling south on US Highway 17, just south of County Road 216, when it struck Edenfield from behind with the front right bumper area. 

FHP says the garbage truck and Edenfield were both in the outside travel lane when the crash occurred.