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Men killed in James River garbage truck crash identified

LETCHER—The two men who died Thursday when a garbage truck went into the James River near Letcher have been identified.

The Daily Republic has received obituaries for 46-year-old Travis Meyer, of Howard, and 61-year-old Glen White, of Canova, stating that the two men died due to injuries sustained in a crash on the date authorities said the garbage truck went missing.

Meyer and White's bodies were recovered Sunday afternoon after a search made difficult by high flood levels. Investigators have said an equipment failure may have caused the truck the two men were in to go off the right side of the road and into the river. The truck was found on Saturday in the James River. 

According to an obituary published on the Willoughby Funeral Home's website, Meyer, who loved the outdoors, grew up in Howard and worked at several local businesses throughout his life. He enjoyed spending time with family, including his parents, two brothers, two nephews and a niece. A memorial service for Meyer will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Howard.

Additional information about White was not available Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services for White will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sun Prairie Baptist Church in Salem.

This story has been updated to correct when the two men's bodies were recovered.