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HIGH POINT — A homeless man who apparently fell asleep beneath a delivery truck behind a grocery store died after the truck ran over his head, according to a news release from High Point police.

Michael Landon Jacobs, 38, died at the scene, according to the release.

At 5:09 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a traffic crash with injuries in the rear parking lot of Food Lion at 110 E. Fairfield Road. A witness reported that a man was run over by a large truck and that the driver had continued driving on Brentwood Street.

Officers found Jacobs lying in a sleeping position under several blankets on the parking lot. Jacobs had sustained a severe head injury as a result of being run over by the truck, according to the release. Authorities believe he sought shelter from the rain by crawling under the truck.

At 11:05 a.m., officers returned to the scene and located the truck, a 2015 Freightliner. The driver was identified as Christy Casey, 45, of High Point.

Police said Casey has been cooperative and no charges are expected to be filed.

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