Trucker Tragically Crushed to Death in Truck Stop Parking Lot
Florence, KY – A trucker was tragically crushed to death in the parking lot of a TravelCenters of America (TA) truck stop on Friday in Kentucky.
According to the Florence Police Department (FPD), the deadly accident happened at approximately 1:30 p.m. at the TA located at 7777 Burlington Pike in Florence, Kentucky.
Investigators say the trucker, whose identity has not yet been released by authorities, was walking in front of his parked semi-truck when it rolled forward.
The victim became pinned between his semi-truck and a pickup truck parked in front.
According to FPD, the trucker suffered crushing injuries to his lower body.
He was he was flown to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for emergency treatment, but was later pronounced deceased from his injuries.
The FPD Reconstruction Unit was on the scene for multiple hours.
Investigators have yet to reveal more details about what led to the deadly incident.
The accident remains under investigation.