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NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — April 11, 2013 –

West Sacramento police say they’re investigating the death of a truck driver Wednesday morning at a business on the 3000-block of Evergreen Avenue.

Police, firefighters and CHP officers responded to the scene at about 11 a.m. on April 10.

“They found a semi-tractor, which appeared to have crashed through a chain link fence of the business and stopped at the side of I-80, just west of the Harbor Blvd. entrance,” said a press statement from Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department. “Pinned under the tractor, which was still running, the victim was found and pronounced dead at the scene. “

The man was identified by the Yolo County Coroner’s office as 36-year old Vitali Dobick. West Sacramento police say he was from Rancho Cordova; the Yolo County Coroner’s office lists him as a Sacramento-area resident.  Dobick was an employee of the business, and he had been killed by the vehicle assigned to him at work, said Lt. Sockman.

An autopsy is planned for later today, reported Mark Persons of the Yolo County Coroner’s office.

  “The circumstances are still unknown (as to) how the tractor ran over the victim,” said Sockman. “There were no other persons located at the scene.”

The apparent accident is under investigation.

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Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke