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Man sleeping under car outside NYC cemetery fatally run over

A man sleeping under a parked pick-up truck outside a Queens cemetery was killed when the vehicle’s owner returned – and unknowingly ran over him, cops said.

The unidentified victim, described as being in his 30s, was snoozing under the unoccupied Ford F350 at Maurice Avenue and 53rd Drive – just outside Mount Zion Cemetery in Maspeth — before 7 p.m. Tuesday when the motorist returned, police said.

The driver, a 42-year-old man, started pulling his truck out to drive south on Maurice Avenue when he felt a large bump, authorities said.

When he stepped out of the truck, he realized he had run over the victim, cops said.

EMS responded and rushed the man found under the truck to the Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead about a half-hour after the accident.

The driver stayed at the scene, cops said.

NYPD officers investigate the scene of the fatal car accident at Maurice Avenue and 53rd Drive in Queens.
Wayne Carrington
The motorist was completely unaware of the man sleeping underneath his truck, according to police.
The motorist was completely unaware of the man sleeping underneath his truck, police said.
Wayne Carrington

No charges had been filed by Wednesday afternoon.

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