St. Paul artist killed by garbage truck

St. Paul-based artist Jean Matzke was walking her dog in lowertown St. Paul early this morning when she was hit by a garbage truck turning the corner. 70-year-old Matzke was a fiber artist, showing her work locally at Grand Hand Gallery, and teaching both at the College of St. Benedict and the Textile Center of Minnesota. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, St.John’s University, and the College of St. Benedict, and has been featured on HGTV.

  • I can not imagine anything worse than to be hit by a garbage truck, somehow that just seems degrading. I am certain the driver is suffering as well. But honestly that sounds like something from a movie not real life. I guess a person can be killed by any moving vehicle, I just never thought about a garbage truck. Sad loss of one so gifted.