A Valparaiso man
was killed in an accident on Thursday in the parking lot of the Rich gas
station on Calumet Ave. in Valparaiso, Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris is
the victim as Jeffery S. Witkowski, 39.
According to a
statement released by Harris this morning, video security footage shows
Witkowski arriving at the gas station in his dump truck at 7:40 p.m. and
then exiting the truck and beginning to work on it. Nearly two and half
hours later, at 10:15 p.m., a gas station employee noticed that Witkowski’s
dump truck was still parked in the lot and sent someone to check on it.
discovered pinned between the truck’s cab and the dump body and was
pronounced dead at the scene of check and neck injuries, Harris said.
remains under investigation and the results of a routine toxicology screen
are pending, Harris added.