The Defiance County Sheriff's Office is investigating a car accident that killed a county worker.
T he incident happened at the refuse pickup center on Gingrich Road on Saturday.
A ccording to the sheriff's office , 58-year-old Peter Simonis died from injuries when an 87-year-old driver hit Simonis. Authorities said the driver was backing up to a trash container and mistakenly drove forward, hitting Simonis.
T he worker was life flighted to a Fort Wayne, Ind., hospital, where he later died.
T he sheriff's office continues to investigate.