A truck driver was found dead in Chicago on Tuesday after apparently being crushed by his own rig. 

The accident happened on September 21st in Chicago, Illinois at around 2:30 a.m. 

According to CBS Chicago, police were called to a train yard in the early hours of the morning where they discovered 46-year-old trucker, William Wells, crushed “between the semi-truck and semi-trailer.” Wells was declared dead on scene. 

The Medical Examiner’s Office reports that Wells died from traumatic asphyxia, also known as crush asphyxia – a condition that occurs when there is so much pressure placed on the chest that normal breathing cannot take place. 

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