- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - A man is dead after he was run over by a New York City dump truck he had jumped on.

New York Police Department officials say the 29-year-old man fell under the rear wheels of the truck in Midtown Manhattan after jumping onto the driver’s-side diesel tank foot rail around 10 p.m. Monday.

Police say the truck driver was unaware of the man’s presence until after the man had fallen under the rear wheels.

Officials say the man fell under the truck after his backpack became entangled in metal fencing at a construction site. Officers arriving at the scene found the man unresponsive, and an emergency crew declared him dead at the scene.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending family notification. The investigation is continuing.

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