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Riverhead Man Dies After Truck Falls on Him

A 48-year-old man was killed when the truck he was working on fell and pinned him in the backyard of his Riverhead home on Saturday evening.

Riverhead Town Police said Rony Calderon was changing the oil on the vehicle behind his Melane Avenue home when the front wheels of the truck rolled off the ramps and pinned him underneath at 6:30 p.m.

His neighbors tried to free him by jacking the vehicle up. Officers found the victim unconscious when they arrived and began CPR. He was taken to Peconic Bay MEdical Center, where he died shortly later.

Investigators determined the death to be an accident.

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