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Forum News Service, Published August 25 2013

Man run over, killed by own truck in Dunn County

KILLDEER, N.D. - A 28-year-old Brentwood, Calif., man was run over and killed by the semi truck he was driving Saturday, authorities said.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported that the man, whose identity was being withheld until relatives could be notified, stopped and exited his vehicle around 2:50 p.m. for unknown reasons along a service road to Highway 22, 25 miles north of Killdeer.

The 2006 Peterbilt moved forward and struck the man, running over him. Spirit Lifeline helicopter service responded, but the man died at the scene.

The semi was being driven from a fracking site at the time of the accident.

The Highway Patrol is investigating.