Elementary school principal killed when garbage truck backs into him


CENTRAL SQUARE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The man who was killed when a garbage truck backed into him was an elementary school principal in the Central Square School District, the superintendent confirms to NewsChannel 9.

Larry Wink was the principal at Hastings-Mallory Elementary School for the past eleven years.

“During that time, he left a legacy of kindness, energy, and advocacy for all students. Students and staff alike loved Larry. He was a leader in the community and in the district. He truly loved his job. He will be greatly missed,” Superintendent Tom Colabufo says in a statement.

Wink, 48, of Baldwinsville, was crossing Aspen Springs Drive around 7:00 Monday morning when sheriff’s deputies say a garbage truck from Syracuse Haulers was backing down the road and hit Wink.

Grief counseling is being provided for students, faculty and community members.

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