UPDATE: Driver Found Dead at Porter Trucking Stop Said He Was Not Feeling Well | Crime and courts

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John Luke, dossier, The Times


PORTER – A driver, who had complained to his business about not feeling well, was found dead Sunday morning in the sleeper section of his truck parked at Travel Centers of America, police said.

The deceased has been identified as Reginald Morgan, 51, of Raleigh, North Carolina, according to the Porter County Coroner’s Office.

The cause of death appears natural, although autopsy and toxicology results are pending, officials said.

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The trucking company noticed using a GPS that the vehicle in question had not left travel centers at 1,600 WUS 20, police said. The driver had informed the company on Saturday afternoon that he was not feeling well and that he would stop for the night.

He then told the company he was feeling a little better but was going to sleep for the night, police said.

Police visited the driver at 8:38 a.m. on Sunday and received no response when they knocked on the cab of the truck. The driver also did not respond to a page inside the truck stop.

Officers spotted the driver’s leg after looking through a window into the truck’s sleeper area. A window was smashed to access it and the man’s lifeless body was discovered.

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