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Tow truck driver removing parked trucks at gas station finds body


A tow truck driver removing semi trucks parked overnight at an Illinois gas station found the body of a driver inside one of the trucks.

According to a report from the Herald-News, a tow truck driver was called in to remove semi trucks parked overnight at a Mobile gas station in Rockdale, Illinois on the afternoon of Thursday, May 16.

The tow truck driver found that one of the trucks was locked from the inside, so he broke the truck open and found the body of a man who appeared to be in his 60’s in the sleeper berth area.

“He’s been here awhile,” remarked Rockdale Police Chief Robert Dykstra.

The Will County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene.

Foul play is not suspected as a cause of death. Authorities believe that the truck driver died of natural causes.

Paperwork in the cab of the truck indicated that the man’s last load was on March 14.

Police aren’t sure how long the man’s body had been inside the truck.

The identity of the truck driver has not yet been released.


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