A City of Houston Public Works employee was killed after being struck by a Public Works truck in Downtown Houston.
The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Jackson at West Gray, Houston Police said.
The Public Works truck is a vacuum truck, used to clean out debris from storm drains.
SkyFOX aerial cameras showed the truck next to a fence. Near or underneath its driver-side front tire, a white sheet covered the victim.
The city released the following statement later that evening:
"On Thursday, May 31, 2012 at around 2:30 p.m. Mr. Charles Williams Sr., an Equipment Worker with the Department of Public Works and Engineering, Street and Drainage Division, Storm Water Maintenance Branch died in a work related accident. The incident occurred in the 2100 block of Jackson near Gray. Mr. Williams is remembered as a valued and highly respected veteran member of the Public Works and Engineering Department and will be greatly missed by his fellow co-workers and colleagues."