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PARKED TRUCK STARTS ROLLING, KILLS AM.F. MAN

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An American Fork man died Thursday night after he was crushed by a runaway truck - his own vehicle.

Killed was:Sylvan C. Swallow, 50.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., Swallow's truck, which was parked in a driveway, 424 E. 4750 North, began rolling backward down a slope. According to Provo police Lt. Greg DuVal, witnesses saw Swallow run after his runaway truck in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

Before Swallow could get into the truck's cab and apply the brakes, though, he became trapped under the vehicle, which rolled over his head and chest.

Swallow was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center but was pronounced dead on arrival.