The Maxwell Avenue Yard Facility in Larchmont remains closed through Saturday following the apparent accidental death of a Town of Mamaroneck Department of Public Works employee there at 7:15 Friday morning.
Robert DelVecchio, 35, had been an employee of the Department since 2002. He was a 1994 graduate of Harrison High School.
Witnesses say a Town dump truck was backing up in the yard when DelVecchio was struck by the truck. The truck was towed away by investigators late this afternoon.
Town Supervisor Valerie O’Keefe and Town Administrator Steve Altieri were at the Facility about 3:00 pm Friday and said the accident is under investigation by both the Town of Mamaroneck Police Dept. and Westchester County Police Accident investigation unit. They expressed their deepest sympathies to the family of DelVecchio, who they say was known as “Bobbie,” though friends say it is Bobby. DelVecchio’s Facebook page lists his position as MEO, believed to stand for maintenance engineering operations. DelVecchio was responsible for maintaining the Town’s lights.
Amy, a friend who said she knew him for 15 years said, “He was a great guy. He was always out to help others in anyway he could. He was a real care taker.”
Maxwell Yard, which is between the shopping area that includes New York Sports Club, Jay’s Wines and Embassy Cleaners and the on-ramp to I-95 in Larchmont, is used both as a garbage and recycling center for the Village of Larchmont and the Town of Mamaroneck, as well as for storage of Highway equipment.
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