ENCINO (CBS) — Authorities say a 53-year-old Van Nuys man was run over and killed by his own pickup truck.

Rogelio Avina was struck and killed around 12:40 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Archwood Street and Hayvenhurst Avenue, according to coroner’s investigator Christie McCracken and Los Angeles police Sgt. Cameron Dunnet, watch commander at Valley Traffic Division.

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Avina was reportedly scavenging through trash bins for recyclables in the Lake Balboa when the vehicle went backwards and ran over him.

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Dunnet said Avina died at the scene.

“They found him (Avina) with the vehicle resting on him,” Dunnet said, adding that a neighbor alerted police to the accident.

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