According to a MyCentralJersey report, Patel and his friend had left Wick Plaza and were on their way to the Global Inn across Route 1, when Patel decided to take a shortcut and crawl under a tractor trailer stopped at a Raceway gas station, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at around 9:30 p.m.
The driver of the tractor trailer, not knowing that Patel was underneath, started driving and ended up dragging Patel for 10 feet, NJ.com reported.
Patel was also struck and run over by the four rear wheels of the tractor trailer, NJ News 12 added.
According to a Patch.com report, Patel died on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the ICU at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
His friend, who walked around the tractor trailer, was uninjured.
The driver of the tractor trailer will not face any charges regarding the incident.