MASPETH, Queens (PIX11) — A man who was sleeping under a truck in Queens was fatally hit by the vehicle Tuesday night, police said.
Police were called to a scene near 53rd Drive and Maurice Drive about 6:54 p.m. According to the truck’s driver, he got in, started the truck and drove off without seeing the man sleeping under the vehicle — that’s when the driver heard a “loud thump.”
When the driver got out, he saw the man, police said.
EMS arrived after and transported the victim to a nearby hospital. He was pronounced dead there, police said.
No criminality is expected at this time, police said. The incident is under investigation.
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