SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said one man is dead after he was hit by storage shed he was helping to move to a nearby home Tuesday afternoon.
According to SCSO officials, the incident happened around 3:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Bloomingdale Road in Kingsport.
The SCSO said in a news release that the man was assisting in the delivery of a yard barn to a nearby home when he attempted to close a door on the building as it was being backed onto the property and was knocked to the ground.
The driver of the truck did not see the man fall and he continued to back up the vehicle.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene and sheriff’s office officials are calling the incident a “tragic accident.”
The name of the man has not yet been released.
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