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Coroner identifies Jiffy Lube employee run over by customer

July 20, 2021 GMT

MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) — A Jiffy Lube worker run over and killed by a customer’s vehicle in suburban Chicago has been identified.

Joseph Majko, 29 of Crystal Lake died from blunt force trauma, the McHenry County Coroner’s Office said Monday, WLS-TV reported.

Majko was struck by a 91-year-old customer’s vehicle as the driver was leaving a service bay in northwest suburban McHenry on Friday.

The woman apparently accelerated and struck Majko, police said. He was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Preliminary findings show Majko died from blunt force trauma, the coroner’s office said.

The driver was released while police investigate the accident.