Phoenix PD: Man dies after trying to jump onto truck and getting caught under the tires

PHOENIX - A man has been killed in Phoenix after apparently trying to jump onto a truck and getting caught under the vehicle’s tires Saturday afternoon.

Phoenix police Officer James Holmes says that according to witnesses the unknown male was kneeling in the roadway on 15th Avenue near Roosevelt.

A furniture truck approaching southbound stopped for the man who then moved.

Holmes said the driver thought the man was out of the way, but instead the victim tried to jump on the truck and was caught beneath the truck’s tires as the driver continued to drive.

The man was killed.

No other details were immediately available.

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