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Man dies while pinned under pickup truck in Round Lake Beach

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A man was pinned underneath a pickup truck and died Thursday in north suburban Round Lake Beach, authorities said.

Police were called about 4:20 p.m. to a report of 38-year-old Justin Cairns trapped under a truck in the Meijer parking lot at 750 E. Rollins Road, according to Round Lake Beach police and the Lake County coroner’s office. Officers were unable to free Cairns, and he was determined to be dead.

A preliminary investigation found Cairns might have been under the truck with a tool when the truck began going backwards for an unknown reason, trapping him underneath, police said.

An autopsy found Cairns died of traumatic asphyxia, but toxicology results were pending further investigation, according to the coroner’s office.