Chelsea man dies after being hit by vehicle

By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer

CHELSEA – A Chelsea man died after being struck by an unoccupied vehicle the morning of Dec. 16.

Authorities found Juan Manuel Rodriguez, 41, trapped under his vehicle on Four J Road at about 9 a.m., according to a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Rodriguez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Chelsea Fire and Rescue and the Shelby County Coroner’s Office also responded to the call.

Investigators determined Rodriguez had been working on the vehicle outside when it began rolling, and as he attempted to stop it, the vehicle ran over Rodriguez, trapping him underneath.

The preliminary investigation indicates Rodriguez’s death was accidental.

Anyone with information regarding the case is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at 669-9116 or through ShelbySO.com.