Local News

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.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all