1 dead in north Houston grocery store loading dock accident

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man was killed Saturday when an 18-wheeler backed over him at a north Houston grocery store, police said.

It happened some time before 8 a.m. at the Aldi Food Market in the 100 block of West Road near Aldine High School.

The man, believed to be homeless, was asleep in the loading dock area of the store when a delivery driver was backing up to the dock, according to Houston police.

The truck driver was delivering goods to the store when he noticed a dark-colored blanket on the ground as he backed up, police said.

Investigators are calling it an accident.
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