Man Found Dead in Driveway in Plainfield Was Struck By Vehicle: Police

Police believe a man found dead in a Plainfield driveway this weekend was injured when he was struck by his vehicle.

Officials said they received a call reporting an unconscious man on Ward Avenue in the Moosup section of town early Sunday morning.

Responding officers found 56-year-old Michael Roberts and he was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The people who reported the incident were leaving their home when they found a Ford F150 at the end of the driveway with its headlights on.

When they approached the car, they found Roberts who was unresponsive and severely injured on the ground, according to officials.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) conducted an autopsy on Sunday. and has determined he died of a blunt impact injury to the torso and his death was ruled an accident.

Police said they believe Roberts got out of his vehicle in a driveway, which is on an incline, and the vehicle rolled backward, hit Roberts and caused the serious injuries that led to his death.

Police continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 860-564-0804.

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