A 65-year-old dump truck driver died Thursday in Commerce Metropolis when his truck backed off of a 20-foot embankment, flipping the wrong way up and crushing the cab.
Rescue staff had been referred to as about 2:50 p.m. to East 80th Avenue and Brighton Boulevard, mentioned Maria Carabajal, a South Adams County Fireplace Division spokeswoman.
SACFD crews referred to as approx 2:52pm close to 80th & Brighton Rd. to an accident that required heavy extrication with a celebration trapped beneath semi truck. Accident beneath investigation. pic.twitter.com/1nRhfOsR4j
— South Adams Fireplace (@SACFD200) January 3, 2019
Firefighters reduce by the wreckage to free the motive force, who was pronounced lifeless on the scene. He was not recognized.
The incident, which occurred in a gravel yard, stays beneath investigation.