( Batavia ) Police say 54-year-old Carl Root has died from injuries sustained when a load of driveway sealant pinned him against a truck on Wednesday.
Investigators say a load of Flex-a-Fill weighing nearly 2400 pounds was unloaded with a Bobcat out of a trailer at about 12:45pm. As the load was taken out of the trailer, Root jumped down between the skid and the trailer. Root was waiting for papers, when the Bobcat tipped forward, pinning him. Witnesses say Root was only pinned for about a minute.
Root was taken to Clermont Mercy Hospital, but died a short time later. An autopsy will be performed to determine an exact cause of death.