Princeton trucking accident

One man is dead after being hit by a dump truck at a private trucking company outside of Princeton Monday evening. 

PRINCETON — One man died at the scene Monday evening after being run over by a truck in the Rogers Street area near Princeton.

The accident was reported approximately 6:56 p.m. to Mercer County 911. Mercer County Sheriff Tommy Bailey confirmed that one person, a middle-aged, white adult male, had died after being hit by a dump truck at Graham Trucking off Rogers Street outside of Princeton. The man’s identify wasn’t immediately available. He was not an employee of the company.

Bailey said the incident appeared to be an accident, but a preliminary investigation was continuing late Monday night. The body was transported to Princeton Community Hospital.

“The victim hung around a little bit in the parking lot,” Bailey said. “He’s deceased. We can’t release his name. We have no ID yet.”

As of 10 p.m. Monday, Bailey said authorities were unsure how the accident occurred.

“We’re going to have Danieley’s Wrecker Service tow the dump truck,” Bailey said. “He (the victim) was on (the Graham Trucking) property.”

Graham Trucking is located about 50 yards outside of Princeton city limits.

Bailey said no foul play is suspected.

“This is being investigated as an accident at this time,” Bailey said.

The Princeton Rescue Squad was also dispatched to the scene. Troopers with the West Virginia State Police Princeton Detachment and officers with the Princeton Police also went to the site of the accident.

— Contact Greg Jordan at gjordan@bdtonline.com

Samantha Perry is editor of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.