Man killed after car, garbage truck collide

Neighborhood delays should be expected near NE 49th and Prescott

Police investigate a deadly crash on NE Prescott at NE 47th Ave. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 45-year-old man died after the car he was driving slammed into a garbage truck in Northeast Portland Wednesday morning.

Byron Dewayne Watterson was speeding as he headed west on NE Prescott Street at 49th around 3:30 a.m. when his Chrysler hit the garbage truck as it backed out of an apartment parking lot, Portland police said.

The 55-year-old truck driver for Waste Management stayed at the scene and was not hurt.

No citations have been issued. The case remains under investigation.