Montgomery dump truck driver wrecks, dies of heart attack | News
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Water Works is mourning the loss of one of its own after their driver suffered a heart attack, wrecked his dump truck and passed away.
Authorities were called to an area off of Coosada Ferry Road and Adams Lane early this afternoon. A Water Works Dump Truck had left the roadway and crashed into a wooded area nearby. The driver of that truck, an unidentified Water Works employee, had suffered a heart attack and died while on his route, causing the crash.
"Everyone is really hurting right now," said Buddy Morgan with the Montgomery Water Works and Sanitation Board. "Vehicles can be repaired but we would much rather have our driver back."
Morgan said the driver had been with Montgomery Water Works for the last 15 to 16 years. He added that the driver had a small health episode two weeks ago but was given a clean bill of health by his doctor.
Grief counselors will be on hand for Water Works employees starting Wednesday. Morgan says the man's name will not be released until they know his whole family has been notified.