Trucker’s Death Under Investigation After Being “Backed Into” By Semi In Truck Lot

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri – The death of a truck driver is under investigation after the victim was struck and killed by another semi at a Procter & Gamble paper products plant truck lot in Cape Girardeau County on Wednesday.

In what is being described by authorities as an “accident,” Sgt. Clark Parrott of the Cape Girardeau Sheriff’s Department said the victim was struck by a semi that backed into him on the lot. The victim was identified as 50-year-old truck driver Israel Herrera from New Mexico.

The identity of the driver who struck Herrera is being withheld by officials at this time as the investigation is ongoing.


According to a Facebook post by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were dispatched at approximately 9:50 a.m. on February 27th to the P&G drop lot located at State Highway V and State Highway 177 for a death investigation.

It was determined by investigators to be a “crash investigation” and turned over to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Major Crash Investigation Unit.

Transportation Nation Network will continue to follow the story.


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