Dump truck backs up, killing road worker

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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – Auburn Assistant Police Chief,  Tommy Dawson, tells News Leader 9 around 1:15 p.m. Monday, officers responded to Lee County Road between Auburn Lakes Road and Miracle Road for an accident.

Upon arrival officers learned a 55-year-old Columbus, GA was accidentally run over while guiding a dump truck as it was backing up. 

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:45 p.m. by Lee County Coroner Bill Harris.  

His name is not being released until the next of kin has been identified.

The case is being investigated by the Auburn Police Division, Lee County Coroner's Office and the Alabama State Medical Examiner's Office.

So far, no charges have been filed.

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