ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- In a post on Facebook, co-workers at Time Disposal described Christopher Foley as a brother.
Foley, of Louisa County, died Wednesday while he was riding in a garbage truck that collided with an Amtrak train in Crozet. He was 28 years old.
In the Facebook post, the local waste management company said staff members were in shock and had heavy hearts.
Foley was also in the truck with two other people, who were both taken to the hospital with injuries.
Time Disposal has set up a GoFundMe page to help Foley's family and to assist with funeral costs. Foley leaves behind a one-year-old son.
The collision occurred in western Crozet off of Lanetown Road. Members in the community there are coming together to support Foley’s family. One local woman helped organize efforts through posting in a Facebook group.
"Anyone who lives here or works here is a member of our community," said Beth Kagarise, a resident of Crozet. "I knew I wasn’t the only one who had the process about how can we not only honor three of the men but also support them."
Besides fundraising, one effort includes a simple act members of the community can do.
"What was decided after the community came together was that it would be nice to show support by everyone placing either a flower or a white ribbon on the trash cans next week for pick-up," said Kagarise.
Another GoFundMe page has also been created to help one of the survivors of the crash. To learn more, click on Related Links.