A 13-year-old boy was crushed to death in a compactor behind the supermarket managed by his father, police said.

Andre Duran Jr. was stuffing cardboard boxes into the machine at the C-Town Supermarket in the Bronx on Monday night when he became caught, said Officer Edward Feeney, a police spokesman.Andre Duran Sr. found his son, put him in his car and took him to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Feeney said.

The death appeared to be an accident, but police were investigating, Feeney said.