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Trucker in fatal crash may have suffered heart attack

Jul 24, 2013 -- 10:16am

Southeast Missourian

Final autopsy results are pending, but authorities suspect the Texas trucker killed in an accident last week on Interstate 55 suffered a heart attack just before his tractor-trailer ran off the road. 56-year old James D. Holloway of Corsicana, Texas, died July 17 when the tractor-trailer he was driving crashed through a guardrail, went down an embankment and caught fire in a wooded area just south of mile marker 97.2 on southbound I-55. Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton says we won’t have an exact cause for a few more days at least. Police closed I-55 southbound lanes for more than an hour.
The truck Holloway was driving was pulling a FedEx truck with placards on it warning of flammable materials. But Darin Hickey, public information officer for the Cape Girardeau Police Department says the containers were empty and played no role in the fire.

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