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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Tractor trailer kills FedEx security guard in Shawnee

Posted: March 23, 2013 - 4:14am
Updated: March 25, 2013 - 4:31pm

Update:

Shawnee Police have identified the victim as, 31-year-old, Adam A. Hughes of Kansas City, Missouri.

Original report:

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Shawnee Police are investigating after semi-trailer killed a security guard at the FedEx facility located at 8000 Cole Parkway this morning.

Emergency crews were called to the address at 3:45 a.m.. Witnesses told police that the man fell in front of the wheels of one of the tandem trailers. The man was not hit by the truck, according to police.

Shawnee firefighters and Johnson County Med-Act paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Police have not released any information regarding the victim's name or age, pending the notification of next of kin.

The facility is located near 83rd Street and Kansas Highway 7 in southwest Shawnee.

Aerial image of the address and property.
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The Shawnee Police Department's traffic safety unit continues to investigate.

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You saw this story first from Operation 100 News on Twitter (tweet below) with photos from the scene (provided by a loyal follower), 10 hours before any mention from any other area media and none of them had images from the accident scene.


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