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Trucker found deceased in cab reported he was not feeling well prior to death


A truck driver was found dead in his truck on Sunday morning after reportedly calling to inform his company that he was not feeling well the night before. 

51-year-old Reginald Morgan was found deceased in his sleeper cab at around 8:40 a.m. on February 7th in Porter, Indiana. 

According to the Chicago Tribune, Morgan contacted his company at 4 p.m. on Saturday to inform them that he was stopping for the night because he was not feeling well. After parking for the evening, Morgan had one more interaction with the company, during which he reported that he was feeling a bit better, but would be going to sleep for the night. 

When Morgan had still not responded to attempts to contact him by 8:30 the following morning, the company called for a welfare check at the TravelCenters of America North, 1600 W. U.S. 20, where the truck’s GPS showed the truck was still located. 

Officers arrived and attempted to knock on the cab door, but no one answered. Officers then had the travel stop page Morgan inside the building to no avail. Investigators then climbed onto the truck cab and were able to spot what appeared to be a leg through a window, so they broke a window to gain access. Morgan was found deceased. 

Officials say the cause of death “appears natural,” but autopsy results are still pending.


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