Child hit by Sheboygan garbage truck identified

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WBAY) - Sheboygan police say 9-year-old Roman Martin is the boy who was killed when a city garbage truck hit his bicycle.

Investigators believe Roman was on his way to school when he was hit at 14th Street and Center Ave. just before 10:30 Wednesday morning.

"It's a very sad day in the city of Sheboygan and really impacts the entire community," says Police Chief Christopher Domagalski, "so we really want to provide resources to the family the best that we can and others impacted."

Chief Domagalski says the preliminary investigation shows the City of Sheboygan sanitation truck was traveling north on 14th Street when the driver made a right turn to go east on Center. Roman was riding his bike northbound on the sidewalk along 14th Street in the same direction.

The police chief says there is an incline in that area.

The driver of the garbage truck is identified only as a 35-year-old man who's worked with the city for about two years.

A 55-year-old man was at the rear of the truck and collecting garbage at the time. He's been with the city for 21 years.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is conducting the investigation.