A South Carolina truck driver was found dead inside the cab of his 18-wheeler at the T/A truck stop in Richmond Hill on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the RHPD police report, employees at Plumline Freight Service in Lugoff, S.C. became concerned when trucker and Scranton, S.C. resident Brian Shorter failed to make his delivery and had not checked in for two days.
Fellow Plumline drivers Tony Cappuchi and Ronald Rozier reportedly drove to Shorter’s last known location – the Richmond Hill truck stop.
According to the report, the men located the truck at T/A and saw Shorter slumped over and discolored inside the tractor before calling police.
Officer Donnie Crosby arrived at the truck stop and called in Lt. David Hooks and Susan Clark of the Bryan County coroner’s office.
Information regarding the next of kin was collected and they were notified, authorities said.
Richmond Hill Police Chief Billy Reynolds said Shorter’s body has been taken to the crime lab in Savannah for further investigation. He said no case of death has been determined, but foul play is not suspected.