June 10, 2019 10:52 am
Updated: June 10, 2019 10:58 am

Man dead after being run over while repairing truck in Pickering, police say

Durham police on scene investigating after officers say a man died after being run over by a truck late Sunday.

Colin Williamson / Global News

Durham Regional Police say a 55-year-old Pickering man died late Sunday after he was run over while making repairs underneath a truck.

Police said they received a call around 11:15 p.m. for reports of a person who had been dragged by a vehicle on Alliance Road in Pickering.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located the man with serious injuries and he later died.

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Investigators said a Peterbilt transport truck was stopped in a private lot when the driver of the vehicle exited and attempted to make repairs underneath the truck.

Police said it appears one of the owners of the truck then entered the vehicle and attempted to move it while not knowing that the man was underneath.

While moving the truck, the victim underneath was dragged and fatally injured, officers said.

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Police said the 22-year-old man who moved the truck remained on scene and tried to help the victim.

He has not been charged, but police said they are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5256 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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