Paving company employee fatally run over by dump truck

Rain Smith • Feb 6, 2018 at 12:59 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — A man was killed Tuesday morning when he was run over by a dump truck driven by a co-worker.

The incident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. on property beside of Pave-Well Paving Co., 725 Centenary Road. According to Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Kristen Quon, both men were employed by Pave-Well and had been driving separate trucks.

As they were dumping loads of materials, the victim exited his dump truck and was run over by the driver of the other vehicle.

An investigation to determine exactly what happened is continuing. Public release of the victim's name is pending the notification of kin.

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