Man killed by car carrier at Towson dealership identified

Victim was Glaucio Marcelo Dasilva, police say

January 17, 2012|By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun

The man killed as he was unloading vehicles at a Towson car dealership Sunday has been identified as Glaucio Marcelo Dasilva, a 45-year-old resident of Roselle Park, N.J., Baltimore County police say.

Dasilva died after he became pinned under a car carrier at the Heritage Hyundai dealership on York Road. Police believe the incident was accidental, Cpl. John Wachter said Tuesday. A medical examiner determined that he died of asphyxiation.

Investigators think Dasilva might have been trying to fix something on the truck when part of it fell and suffocated him, Wachter said.

Dasilva had been delivering cars in the area with his wife Sunday morning, Wachter said. His wife was sleeping in the cab of his truck when the incident occurred.

When she woke up and couldn't find her husband, she called police, Wachter said. Dasilva's body was under the trailer of his car carrier, and police did not find him until about 4 p.m.

Wachter said Dasilva was a subcontractor of an auto-transport company, but he did not know where that company is based.

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