A truck driver was found dead in his rig at a truck stop in Missouri on Thursday after his company requested a welfare check.
The deceased driver was found in his truck in the truck parking area of a Kum and Go in Fair Grove, Missouri on March 10th.
According to the Fair Grove Fire Protection District, the driver’s company contacted authorities for a welfare check after not being able to get in contact with the driver “for some time.” First responders arrived, located the truck, and attempted to open the doors of the cab only to discover that they were locked.
Responders soon noticed the smell of ammonia and backed away after noticing placards on the trailer marked it as hauling ammonia. Firefighters then called for a hazmat team, who promptly determined that it was safe to enter the semi truck. Responders then broke into the locked truck and found the driver deceased inside.
The driver’s cause of death has not yet been determined, but no foul play or suspicious activity is suspected. The family of the driver has been notified, but their identity has not been released.