03/17/2016 10:50 EDT | Updated 03/18/2017 01:12 EDT

Alberta man dies after trying to stop thieves from taking his truck

RED DEER, Alta. — RCMP say a man in central Alberta was killed while trying to stop some people from stealing his truck.

Dawson Wegner Cramer, known as D.J., was found injured early Wednesday in an alley in Red Deer.

The 23-year-old died in hospital.

Mounties haven't revealed the cause of death.

They say Cramer had tried to stop two men from taking his 2001 Ford F-650, a large commercial or cargo truck.

The truck was later found a short distance away, where witnesses spotted two men running into a wooded area.