Truck yard employee run over by tractor trailer in reverse

A 41-year old man was killed at a trucking facility in Illinois on Wednesday afternoon. 

The accident happened at 2:40 p.m. in Joliet, illinois at Newstream Enterprises located at 1151 East Laraway Road.

“[When we arrived] an employee of the facility had been run over by a semi-truck, driven by another employee, while backing up,” Fire Chief Greg Blaskey said to Patch News.

The man was described as having suffered “extensive injuries” and was pronounced dead on scene. 

The identity of the victim has not been released and it is unclear what citation, if any, have been issued following the accident.