Remembering Trenton man killed by snow plow

January 28, 2011 4:48:21 PM PST
Staffers at the Supreme Foodmarket in Trenton were remembering their co-worker, 47-year-old Quirino Azcona, whose nickname was Cabrera.

Azcona was killed just after midnight Thursday by a city snowplow at the intersection of South Warren and Front Street.

"His personality was amazing. He was the most outgoing person I ever met," said co-worker Megan Goldbaum.

Some colleagues were too upset to talk, but others remember the deliveryman from the Dominican Republic as a well-liked and friendly guy.

"He would make everybody laugh, he gave amazing hugs," said Goldbaum.

"He always would talk to me. He's a very nice person and it's a shame that he died," said customer Nelia Pagan.

"He was the best guy here. He lit up everybody's life here and it's a shame he had to die this way," said former co-worker Daniel Walker.

Police say that Azcona was lying in a snow bank when he was hit by the plow and died on impact. Police will not talk about video captured before the accident from a state building a block away that shows Azcona stumbling and falling several times.

No charges have been filed against the plow driver.

An autopsy will reveal if Azcono was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Friends say he was planning a trip in March to visit his 10 month old daughter in the Dominican Republic.

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