Hartford PD: Man accidentally run over by own pickup truck dies

Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police in Hartford say a man died after he was run over by his own vehicle Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Ledyard Street just before 1:30 p.m. They found a man lying in the roadway, and an unoccupied pickup truck backed into a fence.

Police said, according to a witness on scene, the man appeared to be attempting to turn around but could not get his vehicle into reverse. The man then exited the vehicle and began looking under the truck, which started to roll backwards and caused the man to fall, the witness told police.

While on the ground, the front tires of the truck rolled over the man’s chest, police said.

The man, whose name has not been released, was taken to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police are investigating the incident as an accidental death.

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