Wake County man killed by falling truck

Authorities in Wake County are investigating a man's death after his pickup truck collapsed onto him Thursday morning. (ABC11 Photojournalist Larry Chavis)
August 22, 2013 7:47:13 AM PDT
Authorities in Wake County are investigating a man's death after his pickup truck collapsed onto him Thursday morning.

It happened around 8:40 a.m. in the 1100 block of Taos Trail.

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Authorities said 71-year-old Merle Roger Tobia had his truck lifted up on jacks in his driveway and was working underneath it when it fell off the jacks and on top of him.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the incident.

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