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Driver killed when own truck rolls over him

Posted January 13

— A North Carolina man died Friday morning when the tractor of his truck rolled over him in Mebane, police said.

Officers responding to a pedestrian accident at about 6:30 a.m. at 7320 Oakwood St. Ext. found Robert Eugene Leenerts of Taylorsville under the truck.

Investigators determined that Leenerts had gotten out of the cab to inspect some front-end damage and failed to set the parking brake. He was then unable to get out of the way as the tractor began to roll toward him, police said.


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