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Man run over, killed at truck stop

Citizen Staff Writer



A man run over and killed in a truck stop parking lot by a tractor-trailer on Monday morning may have been a homeless man sleeping in the parkinglot.

The trucker apparently did not realize he had run over the man, whose body was found on the lot, wrapped in a blanket, said Deputy Dawn Barkman, a sheriff’s spokeswoman.

The man’s name is being withheld until relatives can be found and told of his death, and the trucker’s name is being withheld because he has not been cited in the case, Barkman said.

The man’s body was found about 5 a.m. at the Triple T Truck Stop, on East Benson Highway near South Craycroft Road, Barkman said.

“There are a lot of homeless people in that area,” Barkman said. “There are camps all over that area.

“He may have lied down to sleep not realizing it was a parking lot.”

Man run over and killed at truck stop may have been homeless

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