• CMPD: Man killed when unoccupied tractor-trailer runs him over at construction site


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said a man was killed after being hit by an unoccupied tractor-trailer at a residential construction site in Steele Creek Tuesday. 

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    Police identified the victim as 57-year-old Lynn Patterson. They said Patterson had just finished loading a skid steer onto a trailer, when the attached tractor started rolling backward and hit him.

    Police said he died at the scene. 

    Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over Bessbrook Road around 1:30 p.m. and could see what appeared to be a logging truck blocking the road. 

    Officers are still investigating the accident and asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600 or Detective Pressley at (704) 432-2169.

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