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Truck driver dead in accident at Texas gravel pit

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The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is investigating after a truck driver was found dead in the cab of their vehicle following an accident at a Texas gravel pit.

Shortly after 5 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, HCSO responded to a call for assistance at a gravel pit at the 2200 block of Jarachinas Road in rural La Joya, Texas.

Officers were advised that a workplace accident had taken place in the gravel pit.

“Deputies were further informed that an independent truck driver who was there to pick up a load of gravel was involved in the accident. Deputies observed the tractor had been crushed and the driver was deceased inside the cab of the tractor. HCSO Investigators responded to the scene and later contacted a local Justice of the Peace who ordered an autopsy on this case,” HCSO said.

Police have contacted OSHA to join the investigation into the fatal accident.

This is a developing story.

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