Updated:BUFORD, Ga. - A tow truck operator died after he was hit by his vehicle, according to the Gwinnett Police Department.
The incident occurred on Amber Creek Drive in Buford on Friday afternoon, Gwinnett police said.
Tow truck operator Julian Baugh, 67, was trying to get out of the vehicle at about 12:38 p.m., police said.
When Baugh forgot to activate the emergency brake, the truck rolled forward, police said. They said Baugh fell down and reached for the brake pedal, but was struck by the truck in the process.