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Man crushed to death by vehicle near Rising Sun

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RISING SUN — A man was killed outside of his Rising Sun-area home Monday, when an elevated pickup truck collapsed on him while he was performing mechanical or maintenance work under it, according to the Maryland State Police.

Investigators identified Michael Doll, 60, as the victim.

Maryland State Police Lt. Jeffrey Kirschner, commander of the North East Barrack, reported that the incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. in the driveway of Doll’s residence in the unit block of Roop Road, northwest of Rising Sun.

The pickup truck was parked on a set of ramps, which raised one end of the vehicle, while Doll was working beneath it, police said. The pickup truck collapsed onto Doll, pinning him beneath the vehicle, after it somehow came off the ramps, police added.

Arriving within a few minutes after receiving the 911 dispatch, emergency workers moved the pickup truck off of Doll, who was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:12 p.m., according to Kirschner.

As of Tuesday, it remained unclear how the pickup truck collapsed onto Doll, he reported.

Cecil County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted MSP troopers at the scene of the fatal accident.

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