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Transport driver killed after run over by own vehicle

A transport truck driver is dead after being run over while working on his vehicle in Pickering.

Durham Regional Police say the 55-year-old Pickering man had stopped his Peterbilt commercial car transport in a private parking lot on Alliance Rd. around 11:15 p.m. Sunday to make repairs under the vehicle.

Police say one of the owners of the truck company later entered the transport to move it, “unknowingly causing the driver underneath to be dragged.”

The 22-year old Markham man remained on scene and rendered assistance.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5256.

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