It was only Saturday that Brendan Byrne paraded through La Grange for Oldham County Day to showcase Curbside Bin Bath, his popular trash-bin washing business.
Three days later, the Oldham native lost his life in a wreck on I-64, when the commercial box truck he was driving overturned at the Hurstborne Exit, according to press releases from Louisville Metro Police Department and the Jefferson County Coroner.
Byrne, 39, graduated from South Oldham High School, but lived in Louisville. He operated “Curbside Bin Bath,” a 20-foot Isuzu truck equipped with mechanical arms and sanitizing sprayers to clean trash bins and dumpsters.
Byrne began operating the business last year and said in a previous feature story with the Oldham Era that he took a liking to it after a ride-a-long with a former owner.
Dozens of people took to Byrne’s Facebook page to offer condolences.
“He was always happy, positive and always there for you, no matter what,” one person wrote. “He will be missed very much.”
Another said he had “the best smile” and “amazing energy.”
“Always positive. Always smiling,” another wrote. “Such a gigantic loss for anyone that knew him. Brendan Byrne, you made me and this world a better place.”