The incident occurred in Effurun, Uwie Local Government Area of Delta State, DAILY POST reports.
The VIO Officers are currently cooling off their heels at the Police cell.
It was learnt that one of the VIO Officers flagged down the trailer driver but he tried to escape, knowing that his particulars were not intact.
When he (trailer driver) got to the Hausa Quarters along the NPA Expressway, he parked his vehicle in an attempt to escape.
The VIO Officers gave him a hot chase and in the process, a hit-and-run petrol tanker crushed him to death.
The incident caused serious tension in the area as sympathisers pounced on the VIO Officers.