Police say a 56-year-old Lafayette man walking behind a dump truck died when the truck hit him as it was backing up.

Lafayette Police Cpl. Nicole Benoit says Douglas W. Perroncel walked behind the truck on a lot around 3:30 p.m. Monday and was hit by the bumper.

Benoit says investigators do not know why Perroncel walked behind the truck. Perroncel was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.

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