Police identify Canadian trucker crushed between two trailers

By Greg Grisolano, Land Line staff writer | Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Authorities have identified the truck driver who was killed when his rig rolled backward and pinned him against another tractor trailer at a truck yard in Independence, Mo., on Tuesday.

Manjit S. Nirwal, 63, of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, was taken to an area hospital where he died shortly after the incident, according to a news release from the Independence Police Department.

According to the report, the incident occurred at 12:35 p.m. on Tuesday at CDC Distribution Center in Independence.

Witnesses reportedly told police that Nirwal exited his vehicle when it began slowly rolling backward toward another tractor trailer. He attempted to physically stop the vehicle before getting pinned between his vehicle and the other tractor trailer.

Authorities are not releasing further details about the incident at this time, pending the conclusion of a formal investigation.

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