WPR News
9:32 am
Tue January 15, 2008

Man lying in street in Gillette run over

Gillette, WY – Police said a man lying in a street in Gillette was struck by a pickup truck and later pronounced dead at a hospital.

The 17-year-old girl driving the pickup was not expected to be charged.

Police said the girl thought the man was a tarp. After hearing a thump, she stopped to check for damage and then drove back to see what she had hit.

Police Cpl. Eric Dearcorn said the 33-year-old man, whose identity was not released, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead soon after.

Dearcorn said the man likely died of head injuries. He said police weren't sure why the man had been in the road.