NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A Ponchatoula man was killed in a Covington parking lot when he was run over by a friend in a tragic accident, according to police.
Donald Leavelle, 67, was getting out of a dually pick-up truck near the front door of a Walmart Grocery store around 4 p.m. on Thursday. His friend was dropping Leavelle off before parking so he would not have to walk too far.
As Leavelle got out of the truck, he took a couple of steps towards the entrance of the store, unbeknownst to the 60-year-old driver, Leavelle turned around and walked back to the truck as if he was reaching for something in the bed of the truck.
As he got close to the truck, one of the dually wheels struck Leavelle, knocking him to the ground and under the wheels. As the driver was leaving, he noticed Leavelle lying on the ground.
Emergency personnel brought Leavelle to an area hospital. He died around 10:30 p.m.
Impairment is not suspected in this case, and no charges will be filed.