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North Carolina police: Homeless man killed sleeping under truck in rain

North Carolina police: Homeless man killed sleeping under truck in rain
Posted at 3:03 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 15:03:47-05

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Police in North Carolina say a homeless man sleeping under a truck was killed when the vehicle ran over him in a grocery store parking lot.

High Point Police identified the victim as 38-year-old Michael Landon Jacobs.

The department said in a statement that Jacobs was sheltering under the truck to escape heavy rains Monday morning. A witness reported the accident and said the person behind the wheel had driven away.

The statement says police found Jacobs lying under blankets in a “sleeping position” with a severe head injury. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police located the driver and said they don’t expect to file charges.