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Sheriff's Office IDs Gainesville man killed while fixing brakes on semi-truck
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The Gainesville man who was crushed by a truck Sunday was killed while doing brake repairs.

Jose Parras, 47, was working underneath his semi in front of his house in the 7300 block of Berry Hill Drive when the vehicle rolled forward, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. 

There was no trailer attached to the truck at the time of the incident. 

The Sheriff’s Office stated that a preliminary investigation showed the semi was unoccupied at the time of the incident. 

A witness told deputies that Parras asked him for a tool to work on the brakes when the semi started to roll. The witness, who was unable to stop the truck, ran inside the home to call 911 after the incident occurred.

The case remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.

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