Repo company worker killed when tow truck rolls onto him in Allegheny County

McKEESPORT, Pa. — A worker for a repossession company died after he became pinned under the back wheels of his tow truck early Tuesday morning in McKeesport, police said.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the worker as Andrew Sester, 42, of Lucernemines.

Sester, who worked for International Recovery Systems, went to a home on Monongahela Avenue to repossess a pickup truck. After removing the pickup truck from the property, he stopped a short distance away to make the tow secure and to alert his dispatch center, which would then alert police about the repossession, authorities said.

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When the dispatch center could not get in contact with Sester, another driver went to check on him and found him under the tow truck shortly after 4:30 a.m. The other driver called 911 and moved the truck.

Investigators believe tow truck was put in park and it rolled back onto him.

Police said there was video on the tow truck, also leading them to believe this was an accident.

Inspections will be completed on both of the vehicles.