Man run over while sleeping on sidewalk
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A South Florida man was killed after he was run over by a truck while he slept on a sidewalk in front of a gas station, police said.
A witness called police early Saturday morning about a body lying near the station on Northwest 28th Street and 12th Avenue in Miami. Rescue crews pronounced 54-year-old Wilfredo Gonzalez Santana dead on the scene.
After looking at surveillance footage, investigators said a dump truck driver ran over the victim, who had laid down to go to sleep. "From what we have observed, it's very possible that he might not have recognized that he ran over somebody," said Miami Police Detective William Moreno.
Police said the vehicle that fatally struck Gonzalez Santana was a red and white dump truck that filled up with gas around 6:20 a.m. Officers said they are treating the incident as an accident, but they still want to speak to the driver.
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