Michael Micheletti Killed in Truck Accident in Twentynine Palms, CA
Twentynine Palms, CA -- November 8, 2022, Michael Micheletti was killed due to an accident where a truck rolled over him.
Investigators said that the incident happened near the intersection of Two Mile Road and Oasis Avenue at around 5:00 p.m.
It appears 42-year-old Michael Micheletti was working to load a semi-truck on a tow truck. While securing the semi, the semi somehow came off the lift and rolled over Micheletti, pinning him. Micheletti sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. No one else appeared to be involved. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Michael Micheletti Truck Accident in Twentynine Palms
People often overlook incidents like this because they just assume the victim made a mistake. Maybe that happened here, but one must always consider even unusual possibilities, such as a mechanical failure. Something may have catastrophically failed while the victim was working.
Overlooking something like that would not only be a disservice to the victim's loved ones but also incredibly dangerous in that it would allow a deadly hazard to persist, possibly risking the lives of others. Were authorities thorough enough to look into that here, or does there need to be more thorough independent investigations?