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B.C. Semi truck driver found dead in sleeper cab in Saskatoon

By François Biber

A grisly discovery in Saskatoon’s north end this morning after a lifeless body was found in a semi near Circle Drive.
Rick works at WRT Equipment on 43rd Street just one block north of Circle Drive. He said he noticed the same semi parked in front of his shop, idling day and night since Friday.
“And today it was still here so we banged on the door to see if anyone was in there and my boss crawled up on there and saw his legs sticking out,” he said.
Rick said the truck pulled up on Friday and was sitting parked on the side of the road and he said it hadn’t moved when he came into work on Saturday.
“Overnight it’s not unusual because they’ll crawl back there and go to sleep for the night and then take off but after four days of it running and sitting there,” Rick said, adding his suspicions grew bigger each day.
Upon discovering the body inside, they called the trucking company, Piston Transportation Ltd., and they were shocked to hear the truck was still in Saskatoon.
“We phoned the company and they’re going why is this truck still here because it was supposed to be in Alberta or something to pick something up there but they couldn’t get ahold of him or nothing,” Rick said.
Saskatoon police and the coroner were on scene and after an initial look inside the semi, police are calling the death not suspicious.
Police said the man is a truck driver from B.C. and they won’t be releasing the man’s name until his family has been notified of his death.

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