LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man was killed early Tuesday morning when he rear-ended a garbage truck on Fern Valley Road, according to Louisville Metro Police. 

Joseph Curry, 25, was pronounced dead at University of Louisville Hospital around 4:30 a.m. from injuries sustained in the crash, the Jefferson County Coroner's Office said in a news release. 

LMPD Officer Beth Ruoff said Curry was traveling west on Fern Valley Road when he ran into the back of a garbage truck. The coroner's office said the crash occurred at 3401 Fern Valley Road.

The truck, according to Ruoff, was backing out of the location "after dropping off a dumpster."

The driver of the garbage truck was also taken to University of Louisville Hospital after the crash to be treated for injuries Ruoff said were not life-threatening. 

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