FHP: Person under big rig run over, killed

Victim was sleeping under tractor-trailer parked at truck stop


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Someone apparently sleeping under a tractor-trailer parked at the Flying J truck in St. Johns County early Friday morning was run over an killed when the big rig pulled out, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

According to the FHP report, the driver of the semi, 44-year-old Ruben Vasquez, didn't know a person was under his truck and pulled out of a parking space to leave.

Another truck parked next to Vasquez's semi at the truck stop on State Road 206 at Interstate 95 also apparently did not see the person and ran the person over. The driver of that truck was not identified.

A passerby discovered the person's body later just after 6 a.m.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office reported they know of the 46-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, has a history of sleeping under parked rigs at that Flying J.

FHP's report notes that the semis were properly parked.