A Taylorsville man was killed in a tragic accident Friday in Alamance County.
Robert Eugene Leenerts was killed in Mebane when he exited his truck and apparently failed to secure the brakes allowing his truck to strike and kill him. Officers responded around 6:30 a.m. and found Leneerts under his truck.
Investigators determined that Leenerts had gotten out of the cab to inspect some front-end damage and failed to set the parking brake. He was then unable to get out of the way as the tractor began to roll.