Lewiston Man Killed in Parking Lot
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:58:38 EDT
An 83 year old Lewiston man is dead after being run over by his own truck in the parking lot of the Lewiston Ace Hardware.
According to the Montmorency County's Sheriff's Office, 83 year old Roger Palmer was found under the running vehicle just before 4:30 Thursday (10-5) afternoon.
Officials say Palmer had just left the store and was working the vehicle when the accident occurred, as the hood of the truck was open, the transmission in drive, and tools were found in the vicinity.
It appeared that Palmer bypassed the ignition switch by jumping the starter solenoid, and then the vehicle started, moved forward knocking Palmer down and rolling over him.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
In addition the sheriff's office, members of the Lewiston EMS and Fire Department were also on scene.