PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. April 11 2017 - A man working as a security officer was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer at a warehouse Saturday morning in Pembroke Park, deputies said.
The Broward Sheriff's Office said Vincent Minott, 37, pulled his truck out of a loading bay at 3375 SW 24th St., thinking it had already been loaded, but quickly realized the trailer was empty. He notified security guard Harold Dayes, 63, that he was going to pull back into the bay.
Deputies said Minott began backing up and did not see Dayes, who was in his direct path and appeared to be writing something down.
A witness told deputies that he yelled for Dayes to move, but that Dayes did not respond. Dayes was then struck by the truck, deputies said.
The witness said he was only able to get the driver's attention after he'd already struck Dayes.
Deputies said Dayes was wearing an in-ear Bluetooth headset as paramedics were administering first aid to him.
Dayes was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.