UNION, NJ - The worker fatally injured on Friday morning while working in the Costco parking lot has been identified.
Jorge Velazquez, 38, of Staten Island was part of a crew repairing the curb line in the parking lot of the Union Costco. According to Union police, as Velazquez was working, a coworker reversed a 2007 GMC pickup into him. The coworker continued to reverse the vehicle and ran over Velazquez before stopping.
Velazquez was later pronounced dead at Overlook Medical Center in Summit. Velazquez's family was notified and an autopsy was completed on Saturday. The name of the driver has not been released at this time as the investigation is ongoing.
Union police are continuing their investigation. Any persons who may have witnessed the crash or its immediate aftermath are asked to call the Union Police Department Traffic Bureau at (908) 851-5070.