Tully man identified who deputies say died when pickup bed lift closed on him

Tully, NY — Onondaga County sheriff’s deputies Monday released the name of a 79-year-old man who died when a lift of a pickup truck closed on him.

Steven R. Dulasky, of Tully, died Sunday, said Sgt. Jon Seeber, a spokesperson for the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.

Dulasky was cleaning the bed of a 2002 pickup truck that was equipped with a lift system for the bed of the truck, Seeber said. The lift system makes the bed of the truck work like a dump truck.

The bed closed on him when he was between the bed of the truck and the insert, he said.

When firefighters arrived at the home on Assembly Road, they found the man unresponsive, said Tully Fire Chief Frank Speziale.

The death does not appear to be suspicious, Seeber said.

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