By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
A homeless man was killed Sunday afternoon when he was run over by a semi-truck, Cheyenne police said Monday.
Around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Cheyenne police responded to an incident in downtown Cheyenne in which a man had been run over by a semi. The preliminary investigation showed the man may have fallen asleep after crawling underneath the semi’s trailer.
When the driver returned and started the vehicle, the man underneath was run over by the rear wheels of the trailer as the truck pulled forward.
The victim was identified as Paul Griego, 55. He sustained life-threatening injuries and was declared dead at the scene.
Detectives believe the incident was an accident and are looking to identify and speak with the semi driver.
If anyone has information about the accident, contact CPD at 307-637-6521.
This is the second incident of a person being run over in Cheyenne occurring in less than a week. Last week, during Cheyenne Frontier Days, a man was run over at Frontier Park after he fell out of the bed of a truck he was exiting.