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Trucker fatally struck by own truck in mining-related accident

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A truck driver is dead after being run over by what seems to have been his own truck in West Virginia on Wednesday morning. 

The accident happened before 6 a.m. at the Morgan Camp Mine near Mill Creek, West Virginia. 

According to a report to the mine accident hotline, 53-year-old Timothy Collins had pulled over and stopped along a wide portion of a haul road and was inspecting his truck when he was run over. 

The report recounts the incident as follows:

“Coal truck driver was walking around truck. Truck ran over driver.”

Collins was pronounced dead at 6:12 a.m., reported Metro News.

This is the second coal mining related death in the area since last week.

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