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Trucker finds co-driver dead, not asleep, in bunk after pulling over for break 

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A truck driver died in the sleeper of his rig while his teammate drove on Thursday of this week. 

The incident occurred on Thursday, September 7th in Effingham, Illinois. 

According to Effingham Radio, 62-year-old Richard Grubb told his co-driver he was not feeling well as they departed from Kansas City at around 11 a.m. that morning, and went into the bunk to sleep. The co-driver drove until just before 4:20 p.m. and stopped at a Pilot Truck Stop in Effingham. The driver then tried to wake Grubb but he was unresponsive, so he contacted 911. 

Officers arrived at the scene and found the truck east of the fuel islands with Grubb deceased in the sleeper. Officers then contacted the coroner’s office who transported Grubb to the morgue. 

Grubb’s medical records have been requested, and his next of kin have been notified. The death is believed to have been from natural causes, but an investigation is still underway. 

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