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Harriston Man Died After Fall From Moving Vehicle

MINTO – Tragedy on St.Patrick’s Day.
Wellington OPP received a call around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday of an injured 22 year old male that had fallen from the tailgate of a moving pickup truck at the Harriston Arena.  He was transported to local hospital with life threatening injuries after receiving treatment from Guelph-Wellington Paramedics Service and the Minto Fire Department.
Derril Cecil James Hoover of Harriston succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at hospital.
OPP Technical Collision Investigation members have been called into assist with the investigation and charges may be pending.
Police can confirm that the driver of the pickup truck was not under the influence of alcohol.  No word as to whether or not the victim himself was intoxicated.