VINELAND — A Bridgeton man died Monday afternoon after he was run over by his own pickup truck, police said.
At 12:35 p.m., officers responded to the Crystal Plaza Shopping Center at 2321 S. Delsea Drive for a report of a pedestrian struck in the parking lot, police said in a news release. There, officers found 67-year-old Walter E. Mosley Jr. on the ground next to his 2000 Ford F-150.
Mosley had injuries consistent with being run over by a truck, police said, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police did not release the name of Mosley’s passenger, a woman, but said she was questioned and eventually released after giving investigators information that was confirmed through video surveillance.
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Investigators found Mosley opened the driver’s side door to his truck, fell out and was run over by his own truck, police said. It is unknown why he opened the door.
The investigation is ongoing and includes the department’s Traffic Safety Unit, Detective Bureau and Crime Scene Unit, police said. The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office also was notified and responded, as per the required guidelines for fatal motor vehicle crashes. Officer AJ Santiago of the Traffic Safety Unit is the lead investigator.
Anyone with information about the incident can call police at 856-691-4111, ext. 4247.