Police: Man crushed by truck in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police say a man has died after being crushed between a truck and a semi-trailer.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/11oqjSi ) the accident happened late Wednesday afternoon in an industrial lot near the Iowa Capitol.

The man, who has not been identified, was operating a large recycling truck that was being hauled by a tow truck. The man got out of his vehicle to guide the tow truck driver into a spot. That’s when he got pinned between the recycling truck and a semi-trailer.

Des Moines police say the tow truck driver eventually stopped and discovered the man had been crushed. He began administering CPR to the man, who was taken to a local hospital and later pronounced dead.

Additional information about the accident was not released.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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