Coroner Says It Wasn’t The Crash That Killed Trucker Found Dead Inside His Semi-Truck
Sangamon County, IL – Officials have confirmed the trucker found dead early Thursday morning inside a semi-truck along Interstate 55 in Illinois died of natural causes.
In a statement to Transportation Nation Network (TNN), the Illinois State Patrol (ISP) identified the deceased as 60-year-old trucker Alan Hubler, from Marshall, MN.
A preliminary investigation of the single-vehicle crash by ISP revealed that Hubler was traveling southbound on I-55 in a maroon 2000 Freightliner pulling a trailer just before 12:30 a.m. on Thursday.
As Hubler was approaching mile marker 105 (Sherman exit), the Freightliner — for undisclosed reasons — exited the roadway to the right.
The front passenger side of the semi then struck the ditch embankment.
Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon arrived to the scene at approximately 2:30 a.m. and pronounced Hubler dead there a short time later.
As TNN reported, an autopsy was scheduled for later in the day.
By late Thursday afternoon, Allmon revealed Hubler’s cause of death was natural causes.
His official cause of death is pending.
Additionally, the toxicology results are pending.
Officials also confirmed there was no evidence of injury or trauma to Hubler’s body.
Photo: Alan Hubler/Facebook