UPDATE (3:55 p.m. May 3)—————————————————————————–
The truck driver has been identified as 29 year old Arman Meco.
Ohio police say that a truck driver lost his life when he was struck by another semi truck while walking in the parking lot at a truck stop.
The incident took place around 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, at the Pilot Travel Center truck stop off i-80 in Austintown, Ohio.
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Police say that a truck driver was on foot and had possibly stepped out from between two trucks when he was struck by a Canadian truck driver who they say did not see him.
The truck driver was run over and dragged by the semi truck.
A mechanic reportedly heard the driver’s screams and called police, but the truck driver died at the scene.
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Austintown Police Capt. Bryan Kloss told WKBN that “There were some headphones that were thrown from either his hands or his head laying on the ground where the impact occurred. His cell phone was laying there, so we don’t know if he was talking on his cell phone or had his headphones in and didn’t hear or see the truck.”
The identity of the truck driver has not been released at this time as authorities are working to contact his family.
Police say that the incident is still under investigation but that it’s difficult to determine what happened because there were no witnesses to the incident. Authorities also pointed out that there was a lot of truck activity at the truck stop at the time of the fatal accident.
For more on the accident, please see the report below.