HPD: Man taking tires killed when stolen truck falls on him

HOUSTON – Houston Police believe a man was removing tires off a stolen pickup truck when the vehicle fell on him, killing him.

The incident happened in south Houston on a dark, dead-end road on Mowery not far from Kirby.

Police were on the scene investigating late Monday night after a woman that was with the man called 911 for help.

Investigators say it appeared the man adjusted the jacks while he was under the truck, and the jacks failed. Firefighters pulled the man out from under the truck but he died at the scene. 

Police later identified the man as Alfredo Oviedo, 39.

Police say the incident appears to be accidental, but it remains under investigation. Police did not indicate where or when the pickup truck was stolen.


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