Chicago Man Crushed, Killed By Own SUV

| by Emily Smith

Chicago man Oscar Mendoza died Wednesday after his own SUV ran him over as he tried to open a gate into a parking lot.

The incident occurred just half a mile from Mendoza’s own home.

The 24-year-old had stopped his Jeep SUV at the gate of a storage building to enter a code into the parking lot. The vehicle suddenly went in reverse and pulled Mendoza under.

After crushing Mendoza, the vehicle continued to roll until it crashed into a nearby wall. The Chicago Fire Division paramedics were called to the scene and Mendoza was declared dead on the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

Sources: Chicago Tribune, Daily News