Man struck, killed by rolling tractor trailer near Lake Wylie identified

Man struck, killed by rolling tractor trailer near Lake Wylie identified
A pedestrian was struck and killed in Charlotte's Lake Wylie area Tuesday afternoon. (Source: WBTV Sky3)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man who was fatally struck by an unoccupied rolling tractor trailer in Charlotte’s Lake Wylie area Tuesday afternoon has been identified as 57-year-old Lynn Ray Patterson.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say the fatal incident happened on Bessbrook Road, which is near Lake Wylie and the NC-SC state line. Investigators say it appears Patterson had just finished loading a skid onto the trailer when the vehicle and trailer began rolling backwards, striking him.

Patterson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Medic responded to the area just after 1:30 p.m.

No further information has been released.

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