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A Burbank man died Monday after being crushed by a gravel truck.
Authorities are trying to detirmine what happened in the death of 58-year-old Vigen Boodaghian who was "crushed to death Monday by the remote doors of a gravel truck," according to police, reports the Burbank Leader.
The accident occurred near the 5 Freeway in an empty lot west of Front Street between Burbank and Magnolia boulevards.
Police say Boodaghian, who was trapped just before 10 a.m., was freed by a truck driver before emergency responders arrived at the scene and pronounced him dead.
An investigation is pending. It was unclear how Boodaghian became trapped, said Sgt. Carlos Gomez.