Brakes go out, daughter hits dad in East Liverpool

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio Police in East Liverpool are investigating a fatal accident involving a man and his daughter.

According to the Morning Journal, Donald Heacock, 62, died last week at East Liverpool City Hospital after he was struck by a truck driven by his daughter, Nicole Wolf.

Investigators say Heacock walked in front of the truck when the brake lines broke, dragging him down the street and into a ditch.

Patrolman Kelsey Hedrick said this week that the 911 call came in at 4:11 p.m. and the dispatcher on duty relayed it as a vehicle which had fallen onto a person while working on it, with an ambulance dispatched.

Hedrick said the ambulance crew arrived and found that Heacock had actually walked in front of Wolf’s vehicle just as the brake line broke. He said Wolf did not have the vehicle in park but had her foot on the brake when the line broke, and the steep grade, along with gravelly surface, caused the truck to start rolling downhill.

Although his daughter “laid on the horn,” Heacock was unable to move out of the vehicle’s path.

The coroner’s office said results of an autopsy are pending, with no official ruling made as yet, and the incident remains under investigation.

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