SeMo Authorities Investigating Truck Driver's Death

MAY 8, 2006 - Posted at 10:05 a.m. CST

MATTHEWS, MO - An autopsy is planned for a truck driver found dead inside the cab of his tractor-trailer at a truck stop in southeast Missouri.

Another truck driver passing through the Matthews area made the discovery at the Flying J Truck Stop off Interstate 55 over the weekend.  The victim is from Canada, but his name has not been released.

Foul play is not suspected.  Coroner Jimmy McSpadden says no one had spoken with the man since April 27, but it isn't clear how long he had been dead.

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