Man dies by being crushed in dumpster after police chase

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Updated: 6/14/2012 6:18 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- A man is dead after being crushed to death in a dumpster, according to Reno Police.

Yesterday around 11:00a.m., Reno Municipal Court Marshals attempted to stop 37-year-old Rodney Wright because he was believed to have an outstanding warrant in the area of 1st and Ralston Streets. Wright was riding a bicycle and immediately fled when the Marshals attempted to stop him by using their lights and siren. Wright continued to flee and eventually crashed his bicycle in the area of W. 1st Street and Ralston, so he left on foot. The Marshals did not pursue Wright when he ran away.

At around 11:24a.m., an employee of a residential complex saw Wright in an onsite dumpster and told the police. At this time, it looks like Wright entered the dumpster from one of the floors of the complex. The trash compactor has an electronic activation that apparently tripped when he entered it, according to Reno Police.

Officers noticed Wright was severely injured and after removing him from the compactor they immediately began life-saving efforts. REMSA transported Wright to a local hospital where he was declared deceased. An autopsy was conducted this morning and Wright had numerous injuries consistent with being crushed. His next of kin have been notified.

Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect(s) should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, Secret Witness at 322-4900,, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW

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Kramer - 6/16/2012 3:48 PM
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The sub-head makes much more sense. The headline is reaching for a subject and runs on,is disjointed as well. "man dies by being crushed by dumpster after police chase" is so unwieldy that i have to comment. Y not trash compactor...Y not "from being". man being chased... Y not slooowww dowwn, get some writing practice. Compose. the story yesterday had his age as 17, not 37. What is the RUSH??? the warrant was near first and arlington? who DAT

Kramer - 6/16/2012 3:43 PM
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Editor: There's some poor grammar/syntax here. I won't comment because the story is traumatic in nature. Please read and consider the content and context, and find some more competent writers.

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