SUMTER COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that killed a newspaper delivery man in Sumter County, reports WESH.
The incident happened on Oak Bend Place in The Villages, where the 76-year-old man was delivering newspapers in his Chrysler van Sunday morning at about 5:45 a.m. According to the FHP, he stopped and got out of the van, but the vehicle was not placed in park and it began rolling.
The delivery man was struck by the open door of the vehicle and was knocked to the ground. The victim, a resident of Martinez, Georgia, suffered fatal injuries.
His name was not immediately released.
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