Police say a tragic freak accident led to the death of a Canon City man.
Sixty-year-old Richard DeGroot was run over by the dump truck he was working on after it started suddenly. Police say the one-ton truck rolled backwards and crushed DeGroot's torso.
More than 15 minutes passed before his wife, wondering why the truck had been running for that long, came out to check on him. DeGroot was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident happened Tuesday afternoon on the 1200 block of South 9th Street in Canon City.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.