North Carolina landscape worker killed in accident

Matthew Russell Ellis was working his summer landscaping job when he was killed during accident involving a truck and trailer.


GREENSBORO, N.C. – According to a report by the Greensboro News & Record, a senior at Greensboro College has died in Raleigh.

The college said Thursday that Matthew Russell Ellis, 21, died Monday of injuries suffered during an accident at a summer job.

Ellis worked for Bland Landscaping Co. in Raleigh and was injured when he was caught between a truck and a trailer, WRAL reported. Ellis was taken to UNC Hospitals but he died during surgery, Dolores Quesenberry, a department of labor spokeswoman told WRAL.

Ellis, known as Matt, majored in theater and appeared on stage in numerous college productions of comedies, dramas and musicals. The Chapel Hill resident was enrolled in the honors program and was on the dean's list for the spring semester.

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