A Walmart worker was killed this morning when a truck that was delivering goods backed up over him.
Walmart Worker Pronounced Dead At The Scene
The incident happened before 8 a.m. at the Walmart Supercenter in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Police received a call about a person who had been hit by a truck and when they arrived on the scene they found an unresponsive man in the parking lot. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The truck driver, who works for World Way Freight Transport, stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Police To Look At Video To Try To Determine How Fatal Accident Occurred
According to police, the man who was killed was a Walmart forklift driver who was trying to help the truck driver unload a shipment of gardening supplies. The Walmart employee was standing behind the truck to help the driver back up closer to the offloading area when he was somehow run over by the trailer.
It is unclear why the Walmart worker was in the path of the backing truck. Police will check security video to try to learn more about what happened.
Walmart issued a statement on the incident: “This is a very tragic situation and we are deeply saddened this morning by the loss of our friend and colleague. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. We are still learning all of the details and working with law enforcement to help provide any additional information.”