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Detroit Man Killed, Crushed Under Dump Truck

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SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – A Detroit man has died after being crushed by a dump truck in Southfield.

It happened Monday morning as the 38-year-old was working under his vehicle in a parking lot near 12 Mile Road and Pierce, according to police.

Southfield police said in a statement that officers responded at around 9:30 a.m. Monday to a report of an unresponsive man underneath a parked truck.

A preliminary investigation found that the man was lying under the engine compartment of the vehicle when his clothing got caught in the drive shaft, trapping him.

An investigation is ongoing.

The man’s name was not immediately released.

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