47-Year-Old Sleeping Man Fatally Struck by Truck at 2400 Pulgas Avenue
PALO ALTO, CA (May 17, 2018) – A 47-year-old homeless man was run over and killed in a truck accident on Pulgas Avenue, on Thursday morning.
Police were alerted by a welfare-check call at around 6:55 AM, about a man on the ground at the 2400 block of Pulgas Avenue. The preliminary investigation revealed the man was sleeping on an abandoned mattress and had wrapped himself in a plastic sheet and towels on an East Palo Alto street.
A large truck pulling to the side of the road ran over the man at around 6:35 AM. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have located the truck they believe ran over the man, whose identity was not immediately released. They are investigating the matter as a traffic accident.
Anyone who was seen the turn of events or has any knowledge of this incident is encouraged to contact the East Palo Alto Police Department by sending an anonymous email to email@example.com or by sending an anonymous text/ calling (650) 409-6792.
Sincere condolences to the loved ones and friends of the man killed in this tragic accident. May he rest in peace.
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