Police: Delivery truck driver killed in Spring Lake Park after being overcome by liquid carbon dioxide

November 21, 2018 06:41 PM

Spring Lake Park police said a delivery truck driver was killed Wednesday morning after being overcome by liquid carbon dioxide in the back of his truck.

A release said officers were called to a fast food restaurant on Highway 65 on a report of a delivery truck parked in the lot.

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The caller told authorities the driver was in the cargo area of the truck and it was believed the driver was dead. 


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Police said an initial investigation revealed the driver was delivering liquid carbon dioxide when a mechanical failure occurred. While attempting to fix the failure, the driver was overcome by the liquid carbon dioxide, according to the release. 

"It looked like it was on fire but it was just all this white smoke," witness Dave Glick said. "A sad situation."

The person has yet to be identified. 

Police continue to investigate the incident. 

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