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Driver found dead

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy on a Tennessee man who was found dead in the cab of his 18-wheeler on U.S. 61 South, north of the intersection of Pemberton and Iowa boulevards.

Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said Jerry Lee Brothers, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene.

He said foul play was not suspected.

He said Brothers was found by a Vicksburg police officer responding to a call from the man’s employer, VBS Carriers, to check on the truck because its GPS system indicated the vehicle had not moved.

“The death was apparently by natural causes,” Huskey said, pointing out information found about Brothers indicated he suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure.

 

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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