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Accident kills man at FedEx facility in Shawnee

Updated: 2013-03-23T19:27:21Z

Shawnee police are investigating an early Saturday accident that left a man dead in a parking lot at the FedEx facility in Shawnee.

Police were called to 8000 Cole Parkway at 3:40 a.m. and found a man lying on the pavement near a tandem tractor-trailer rig that was pulling out of the facility when the accident occurred. Witnesses told police that the truck didn't hit the victim, but that he fell under the wheels of one of the trailers. Police said it was not clear how the victim fell. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim's name had not been released Saturday pending notification of his relatives.

|Judy L. Thomas, jthomas@kcstar.com

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