Man’s body found in Miami parking lot after he was run over by dump truck

Wilfredo Santana, 54.
Wilfredo Santana, 54.

A man’s body was found in a Miami gas station Saturday morning. He apparently fell asleep near the station’s entrance and was run over by a dump truck.

The body of Wilfredo Santana, 54, was found before 7 a.m. at the fill up station on 2810 NW 12th Ave. Police are looking for the driver, who is wanted for questioning.

Santana, was known to hangout around the gas station. He has been arrested more than a dozen times for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, according to Miami Police Department spokesperson Rene Pimentel.

Surveillance suggests that the driver of the dump truck did not notice running over the sleeping man, police said.

Video shows the driver pulling into the station, filling up, and driving off.

This report will be updated as more information becomes available.

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