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Pinson man dies after car pins him to tree in Tarrant

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

TARRANT — A man from Pinson died last night after his car accidentally rolled onto him in Tarrant.

Daniel Lee Allen, 66, of Pinson, was identified as the victim.

Detective James Butterbrodt from the Tarrant Police Department said that Allen pulled over to pick up scrap on the side of a road. He did not put his vehicle in park, which caused it to roll onto him. He was pinned between a nearby tree and his car before help was called.

Afterwards, Allen was taken to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Butterbrodt said the incident occurred around 8 p.m. last night.

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