Wake County

Man dies after he’s pinned under truck

Police are investigating a fatal accident in North Raleigh on Wednesday, in which a man was hooking a trailer to a truck when the vehicle jumped out of gear, rolled over him and pinned him underneath.

Steve Jacques Fauche, 51, was killed, investigators said. They did not release other details about the accident, which happened just before 12:15 p.m. on Gresham Lake Road.

Police released a recording of the 911 call, in which the caller, whose name was not made public, told a dispatcher that the man was hooking the trailer to the truck, when “it started up and ran over him.”

The caller said the truck continued to roll until it crashed into another tractor-trailer.

“He’s not responding at all,” the caller said about the victim. “He’s not awake, and he’s not breathing.”

The dispatcher was momentarily confused.

“Where’s the driver?” she asked.

“He’s under the truck,” the 911 caller answered.

Thomasi McDonald: 919-829-4533, @tmcdona75589225

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