St. Louis Man Dies After Being Dragged by FedEx Truck During Protest

A man was killed Saturday by a FedEx truck driver who says he was trying to flee a crowd of protesters. KMOV reports that the unidentified man was caught between two trailers of the semi-truck after the driver was forced off the interstate by a crowd of protesters, and tried to drive through a blocked section of the road.

A video shot by Jared Arms, and later obtained by KMOV shows protesters banging on the truck while someone yells out, “someone is under the truck.”

Several protests have taken place in St. Louis over the last week after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer that knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

St. Louis police told the news station that the driver was apparently unaware that the man was stuck under his truck and tried to flee after protesters surrounded his cab, and at least two pointed guns at him.

Arms disputed the claim saying, “With the video, you can clearly see the people at the doors are only going up because they were trying to tell him somebody was stuck not to open it and try to beat him up and things like that.”

FedEx says they are deeply saddened over the tragedy and released a statement offering their sympathy to the man’s family. “Our hearts go out to all those who are grieving the events of this week. We are deeply saddened to learn of a tragic situation involving a demonstrator in St. Louis and one of our vehicles. We offer our sincerest condolences to the family of the individual involved. There is no higher priority for FedEx than safety, and we are cooperating fully with the investigating authorities at this time.”

Fedex

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