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Trucker is killed in freak accident

Thursday, July 3, 2003

POPLAR BLUFF -- A Freemont man sustained fatal injuries after his tractor trailer ran over him Wednesday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 10:10 p.m., Lawrence E. Sutherland, 72, parked his 1992 Peterbilt tractor-trailer on the westbound shoulder of U.S. Highway 60, five miles north of Poplar Bluff. Sutherland was outside the vehicle when the vehicle began to roll forward and ran over him.

Sutherland was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m. at Three Rivers North Campus Hospital in Poplar Bluff. His body was taken to McSpadden Funeral Home in Van Buren.