WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Local

Man Run Over, Killed By Semi Tow Truck In Stearns County

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. 4 Things To Know For July 28
  2. Lightning Strike At Venice Beach Kills 1, Injures Others
  3. New Zip Line Debuts At Mall Of America
  4. Who's That In The Stands During 'Little Big League'?
  5. Get Movin' Monday: How To Slow Down Our Busy Lives

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 45-year-old St. Cloud man is dead after a disabled semi-sized tow truck rolled over him in St. Joseph Tuesday, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 4:07 p.m., the sheriff’s office responded to the report of a man run over by a semi-truck at Protech Repair, located at 32653 County Road 2. Upon arrival, emergency responders found an unresponsive man and attempted life-saving measures, but were unsuccessful.

The victim, identified as Christopher John Clavin, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation revealed that Clavin was a tow truck driver for Collins Brothers Towing in St. Cloud. He was sent to Protech to tow a disabled tow truck, which is also owned by Collins Brothers Towing.

Workers at Protech said they saw Clavin connecting both tow trucks to prepare the tow. At one point, workers heard a shout and when they went to check on Clavin, they discovered that the disabled tow truck had rolled back over Clavin. They attempted CPR and called 911.

The incident remains under investigation.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus