Man crushed by metal dies in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A North Carolina man was killed Friday evening when a piece of metal fell on him in Newport News.

Two trucks pulling onto Jefferson Avenue, in the 800 block, near 12th Street, were involved in the incident, just before 2:20 p.m., according to Holly McPherson with Newport News police.

Investigators learned two men — the drivers of a flatbed truck and a white pickup truck — were loading equipment onto the flatbed truck to take to North Carolina. As the two trucks pulled out onto Jefferson Avenue, the load shifted, and both of the men stopped their vehicles and got out to inspect the load.

McPherson said that while they were adjusting the cargo straps, metal fell from the flatbed onto the driver of the white pickup truck. The 70-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as John Parmley of Oriental, N.C.

At this time, no charges have been filed.

McPherson said the Commercial Motor Carrier Inspector and the police department’s crash reconstruction team have responded to the scene.

No further information has been released. Stay with WAVY.com for updates on this story.

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