Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

WV State News

June 14, 2013

Huntington man killed trying to stop rolling van

HUNTINGTON — Police say a Huntington man as killed when he tried to stop a minivan as it rolled down his steep driveway.

Huntington Police Cpl. Gary Queen tells The Herald-Dispatch that the man’s wife had just arrived home and exited the vehicle Thursday afternoon when it started to roll toward the street. The man, who had been home waiting for his wife to arrive, got stuck under the minivan when he tried to stop it. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Queen says incidents like this rarely happen. He acknowledged that the steep topography and close proximity to other homes increased the chance somebody else might have been hurt, but said it would have been best to let the vehicle go.

The victim’s name was not immediately released.

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