An investigation into a Macomb man's death is ongoing after he was struck by a pickup driven by his wife during a domestic disturbance, the undersheriff said.

An investigation into a Macomb man's death is ongoing after he was struck by a pickup driven by his wife during a domestic disturbance, the undersheriff said.

Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer said deputies responded to a home on SH 59B near SH 102 in the Macomb area around 1 a.m. Thursday.

He said the couple at that home was involved in an argument and alcohol was involved.

When the wife tried to leave the residence in a pickup to go for a drive to cool off, Palmer said the male reportedly stepped in front of the pickup and was hit, then pulled under that vehicle.

The man, identified as Ron Sheppard, 62, became stuck under the pickup and was dragged about 60 feet, Palmer said, adding the wife didn't realize he was pinned under the truck.

She called a friend and that person called authorities, Palmer said.

Sheppard was pronounced dead at the scene, the undersheriff said.

The woman, who was very distraught, has not been arrested, the undersheriff said.

All investigative reports will be turned over to the district attorney's office for formal review and decision on whether any charges will be filed.

Palmer, who said deputies have never been to this home for any type of domestic disturbance, said the argument was verbal. There was no evidence at the scene of any acceleration marks from the pickup, he said, adding it will be up to prosecutors to determine if this incident was accidental.

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