LAPEER – Joshua Wheeler Sluis, a 30 year old male truck driver from Hamilton, Michigan was unloading pre-cast concrete basement walls from his semi-trailer in Lapeer on Metamora Rd south of Hunters Creek Rd.
One wall section fell on him as he was standing next to the truck/trailer.
The victim was pronounced deceased at McLaren -Lapeer Region Hospital.
It is undetermined at this point if machinery malfunction was the cause.
The victim’s family in Hamilton, Michigan has been notified. Personnel from Lapeer Township Police Department responded to the scene and were assisted by Michigan State Police – Lapeer, Michigan State Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department, and Lapeer Area Ambulance Service.
The investigation by Sgt Stimson of Lapeer Township Police Department is continuing.