Cops: Riverhead man dies after getting pinned under truck

08/16/2014 8:49 PM |
A Riverhead man was killed when he got pinned underneath his truck at 11 Melene Avenue Saturday.(Credit: Grant Parpan)

A Riverhead man was killed when he got pinned underneath his truck at 11 Melene Avenue Saturday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A 48-year-old Riverhead man died after getting pinned under a truck that rolled off its ramps as he attempted to change the oil Saturday afternoon, Riverhead Town police said. 

Rony D. Calderon was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Riverhead Ambulance volunteers and he was pronounced dead, police said.

Riverhead police responded to the home at 11 Melene Ave. around 3:52 p.m., where residents were attempting to free Mr. Calderon by jacking up the truck, police said. As police arrived, they freed Mr. Calderon from under the vehicle. He was unconscious and CPR was administered.

Police said Mr. Calderon was changing the oil of his truck in his backyard. The front tires of the vehicle were on a set of car ramps. While he was under the truck, the vehicle rolled off the ramps and pinned Mr. Calderon underneath.

No criminality is suspected and police said they believe it to be an accident.

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