EPHRATA BOROUGH, Pa. (WHTM) — An Ephrata man was pronounced deceased after being discovered in the roadway, the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office reported on Monday.

The coroner’s office said coroners responded to the intersection of W. Main Street and Martin Avenue in Ephrata Borough around 1 a.m. on Dec. 25 after a man was found in the roadway.

The 39-year-old man, identified as Paul Donnelly, was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to the coroner’s office.

The coroner’s office said his death was caused by multiple traumatic injuries and was accidental. An assessment revealed evidence of blunt impact trauma, according to the coroner’s office.

According to a police report, a witness claimed that she was behind a truck just before seeing Donnelly in the intersection. The witness claimed that Donnelly suddenly appeared on the ground in the street as the truck passed through the intersection.

The driver of the truck stated he did not see anyone in the street or nearby when he drove by.

After investigating the truck’s dash cam and cameras from local businesses, police concluded that the truck driver’s story lined up with other evidence.

Police say camera footage from a nearby building showed nobody on the road, sidewalks, or roadside as the truck went through the intersection. However, after the truck went through the intersection, Donnelly was seen laying on the road.

Police arrived about 30 seconds after Donnelly was seen lying in the street in the video, per a police report.

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Police are still unsure how Donnelly came to be in the roadway, but speculate that Donnelly was secretly riding on some part of the truck or trailer.

The death is being investigated by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office and the Ephrata Police Department.