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Delivery driver killed when load of poles falls on him

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Posted at 10:51 PM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 22:51:15-04

Howard County police say a delivery driver was killed when a pile of large aluminum poles fell on him.

The department said in a news release that the incident happened Friday morning at Sunair Awnings in Jessup. Police say 54-year-old Carlos Urena-Valverde of Plainfield, New Jersey, was unloading a large pile of poles when the weight shifted and the poles fell on him.

Investigators say Urena-Valverde, who worked for a New Jersey freight company, was pronounced dead at the scene.