A porter at Fairlane Ford in suburban Detroit died after he was pinned in between two trucks Tuesday morning.
A release from the Dearborn Police Department said other dealership employees found the man around 7 a.m. partially out of his door and pinned in between the truck he was moving and one he crashed into.
An investigation is ongoing. It is unclear how the incident occurred, but foul play is not suspected, said Lt. Gary Mann of the Dearborn Police Department. Mann said a camera panning the lot caught only part of the accident.
He said officers suspect the man backed into the parked truck and then opened the door to lean out and check. They think his foot might have slipped off the brake, causing the truck to continue to reverse and pinning the man against the other vehicle.
“These porters probably back into thousands of cars a week and never have a single problem -- and this poor guy,” Mann said.
The 59-year-old man was unresponsive when he was sent to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
His identity could not yet be released.
There was no immediate comment from the dealership today.
A Ford Motor Co. spokeswoman said: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of this member of the Ford Team. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and Fairlane Ford during this difficult time."