Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

May 1, 2014

Missing truck driver found dead Wednesday

Jackson Adams
Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Effingham Police discovered a deceased truck driver in his vehicle.

On Wednesday, city police were contacted by a local police department in Georgia who asked that Effingham Police Department look into the disappearance of a truck driver who was scheduled to arrive in northern Illinois. 

The truck was located parked in a private lot near the Fayette Avenue and Interstate 57/70 interchange later that day and an unresponsive male was found in the vehicle. The Effingham County Coroner's office declared him dead at the scene at 5 p.m.

The cause of death is not determined and an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon although no foul play is suspected. The identity of the man has not been released pending notification of family members.

The incident is still under investigation by the Effingham Police Department and County Coroner's office.