The accident happened just before 7:30 a.m. on Highway 170 West of I-540.
According to the accident report, 54-year-old Wylladean Richards died when the van she was riding in struck the rear of a garbage truck stopped on the side of the road.
The driver of the truck was loading trash into the back when the van Richards was in approached from the west.
The driver of the van didn't see the truck until it was too late and was unable to stop, according to the report.
The van swerved to the left and struck the garbage truck operator and the rear of the truck with the passenger side of the van where Richards was sitting.
She was wearing a seat belt.