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Man, 28, pinned under his own truck found dead by neighbor in Hesperia

HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A 28-year-old Hesperia man was found dead by a neighbor after he was killed by his own pickup truck, officials said.

It happened at about 11:30 pm, in the 10500 block of Eighth Avenue in the City of Hesperia on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

“A neighbor, who was driving home, found the victim trapped under the truck with the engine still running and alerted law enforcement and medical personnel,” stated a sheriff’s news release.

Upon arrival, deputies found an unresponsive male adult trapped under the driver’s side wheel of a 2000 Dodge Ram Truck just outside the residence. 

The San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the scene, and the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The Hesperia Police Department, Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to investigate the incident. 

The victim’s name is being withheld pending next of kin notification by the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.  

The investigation is ongoing and investigators encourage anyone with information pertinent to this case to contact the Hesperia Police Department at (760)947-1500. 

A sheriff's deputy patrol vehicle blocked the intersection of Mesa Street and Eight. (Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)
A sheriff’s deputy patrol vehicle blocked the intersection of Mesa Street and Eight. (Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

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