Man dies after getting hit by road striping truck in Brookings

BROOKINGS, Ore. – An elderly man died after he was hit by a paint striping truck in Brookings.

The Curry County Sheriff’s Office said on Sunday, October 9, a truck from a Salem striping and curbing company was doing work in Brookings.

While painting stripes on a section of roadway on Pacific View Drive, 73-year-old Chester Leonhardt reportedly stumbled in front of the truck, which ran over him.

Leonhardt was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries, CCSO said.

Deputies didn’t say if any criminal or civil charges would be filed due to the incident.

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