Man dies trying to free his stuck car in Sullivan County

A 61-year-old Long Island man died in the Sullivan County town of Fremont on Saturday, May 24 when his own car rolled over him in a freak accident, according to a New York State Police press release

Richard Monticciolo of Lynbrook was on his way to visit a friend on Crowley Road when he overshot the driveway he was looking for, police wrote.

When Monticciolo pulled his 2013 Cadillac into the next driveway and attempted to turn around, the car got stuck.

According to the police, Monticciolo got out of the car and was pushing it from behind in an attempt to free it when it rolled backwards and pinned him underneath.

Nearby construction workers rushed to Monticciolo and freed him, but he was badly injured. According to the press release, he "succumbed to traumatic injuries" after being transported to the Catskill Regional Medical Center.