Operator crushed under construction equipment in Prince William County

A 19-year-old from Manassas was operating a construction vehicle when it flipped over and crushed him earlier in the week, according to Prince William County police.

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According to police, the operator – Manuel Reyes – died at the hospital on Thursday dues to injuries he sustained during the incident.

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Police crash investigators responded to the scene in the 8500 block of Smith Lane in Manassas shortly before 9:30 a.m.

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Investigators say Reyes was driving a loader up a ramp and, after putting it in reverse, he quickly steered to the right, causing it to flip over.

They say Reyes was not wearing a seat belt.