A truck driver who’s been missing since Friday was found dead in his still-running semi last night in southwest Iowa. Sergeant Dwayne Riche, of the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department, says a Burlington-based trucking firm had put out the word that 58-year old Terry Ross, of Monmouth, Illinois, wasn’t responding to calls.
“They had put out an ‘attempt to locate’ for this gentleman driving a truck for Liberty Transport and he explained that the tractor was white, the trailer was white,” Richie says. “They had done a ping and that the ping was in our county, up close near the interstate.”
The snow-covered semi was found at an Interstate 80 rest stop that’s under construction near Minden. Riche says the cause of death is under investigation, but foul play is not suspected.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic