2006-08-24 / News

Police investigate death of man working on truck

A 44-year-old Richfield Township man was killed Monday, Aug. 21 when a vehicle on which he was working pinned him to the ground

Police and fire units were dispatched to the 8000 block of Coldwater Road at about 6:45 p.m., but were unable to revive Dean Burwell, who was later pronounced dead at Hurley Medical Center.

Sgt. Tony Craig said Burwell had the GMC Jimmy parked on an incline with the driveshaft removed. For a yet-to-be determined reason, the vehicle rolled, causing the vehicle’s chassis to land on the victim’s chest.

While the incident is believed to be an accident, police were continuing their investigation Tuesday.

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