Semi Mechanic Was Underneath Truck When He Was Killed
Bowman, SC – A mechanic who was underneath a semi-truck at The Waggoners Trucking’s Bowman, SC terminal was tragically run over and killed on Thursday morning.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP), the accident occurred at approximately 10:38 a.m. at 2289 Homestead Road.
Trooper 1st Class Tyler Tidwell of SCHP says 53-year-old Mark Heifer was “under the truck on his stomach to work on it.”
According to Tidwell, a 66-year-old West Virginia man then climbed into the truck unaware that Heifer was underneath.
The driver of the 2015 Freightliner ran Heifer over.
Orangeburg County EMS and the Bowman Fire Department were dispatched to the scene, but Tidwell says it was too late.
According to Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall, Heifer perished as a result of “blunt force trauma.”
The driver of the truck is not expected to face charges, according to Tidwell.
Photo: The Waggoners Trucking