Police seek victim's identity in fatal truck-lot accident

November 01, 1996|By Dana Hedgpeth | Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF

Howard County police are seeking the identity of a Hispanic man who died Tuesday when he was pinned between a truck and a tractor-trailer while unloading the trailer at a truck rental parking lot in Jessup.

The man had been picked up by Jean Dennis Vieyra, 42, of Mitchellville earlier Tuesday in Washington and was putting furniture and clothes from a trailer into a Penske rental truck at Mar-Rube Storage Trailers in the 8300 block of U.S. 1 when the incident occurred, police said.

The man was crushed between the two vehicles when Vieyra, the driver, backed the truck up so the man could stand on the truck bed to reach the trailer doors, police said. No charges were pressed against Vieyra. Anyone with information about the man's identity should contact the Howard County Police Department at 313-3700.

Police log

Laurel: 9200 block of Redbridge Court: Someone tried unsuccessfully to get in the back door of a house Sunday about 2 a.m. Laurel: 9100 block of Canterbury Riding: On Sunday night, someone stole a red 1991 Infiniti with Maryland license tags CKV447.

Laurel: 9500 block of Sylvan Still Road: Someone stole two television sets, two videocassette recorders, a stereo, clothing, a microwave oven and cash after entering an unlocked house during the weekend.

Laurel: 10100 block of U.S. 1: Someone stole a 1989 Toyota U-Haul truck Saturday night. It had Oklahoma license tags 1AB125.

Savage: 8200 block of Wellington Place: Someone stole a purse, cash and credit cards after entering a house through a rear door Monday night.

Savage: 8820 block of U.S. 1: Someone stole cash from Mike/Vicki's Vittles on Tuesday night. There were no signs of forced entry.

Laurel: 9200 block of Livery Lane: Someone stole a black 1987 Buick Grand National with Maryland license tags CMS388 on Wednesday morning.

Pub Date: 11/01/96

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