Virginia Worker’s Death Ruled Accident

February 7, 2011

The Norfolk, Virginia medical examiner says the death of a city worker whose body was found in a recycling truck was accidental.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that 51-year-old Jerry Holton was found dead in the back of the truck Thursday morning.

A preliminary report from the medical examiner says Holton died from lack of oxygen in addition to blunt force abdominal trauma.

Holton was operating the truck alone when the accident occurred.

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