The Pleasanton Express has reported that an Oklahoma driver was found dead in his truck in Pleasanton, Texas.

On Friday, employees at Bar K on South Main street in Pleasanton noticed a truck had been parked in the lot since Wednesday.  When they went to ask the driver to move his truck and they discovered the driver’s body inside.

Fifty-six-year-old truck driver James Harvey Rains was pronounced dead on Friday afternoon by a justice of the peace.

The Pleasanton Express reported that Rains died of a massive heart attack.

Hurley Funeral Home picked up Rains’ body and his truck was towed away.

Justice of the Peace Jackie Bodden says this incident sends a message to others that we all need to pay attention to our surroundings.

Incidents like this also remind us of the importance of the Missing Truck Driver Alert Network and of keeping in touch with loved ones.

The Missing Truck Driver Alert Network works to spread the word about missing drivers. They also work with law enforcement and carriers to help spread the word.

Drivers, please check in daily with a loved one.  Let them know where you are and what your expected route will be.

Download the Life 360 app and connect with your family and/or friends.  Stay safe out there.

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