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POLICE: Man crushed between own rig and loading dock


A driver is dead after being crushed by his own semi at a Sam’s Club in Illinois on Wednesday morning. 

The accident happened on February 9th at approximately 5:57 a.m. in Normal, Illinois. 

According to Cities 929 News, police and firefighters were called to the Sam’s Club at 2151 Shepard Road after receiving reports of a man crushed between his tractor trailer and the loading dock. When personnel arrived they found the man to be deceased. 

A preliminary autopsy determined that 51-year-old Allen D. Liesman died from traumatic compressional asphyxia caused by entrapment between the truck and the loading dock. 

The incident is still under investigation and toxicology reports are pending. 

Anyone with information concerning the incident should contact the Normal Police Department at (309) 454-9535.


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