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2012 story: Tenn. man killed in accident at Deming, NM truck stop

Published On: Dec 27 2012 04:15:22 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 25 2014 07:58:45 PM CDT

Authorities say they've identified a man killed late last week after being run over at southern New Mexico truck stop as a Tennessee resident.
The Luna County Sheriff's Office says 42-year-old Charles Surber Jr. of Morristown was under a trailer at a truck stop west of Deming on Friday when the driver of the big rig backed up. The driver then pulled forward and drove around the truck stop without realizing what had happened.
A sheriff's office report obtained by the Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/WJuJOM ) says a truck stop employee saw Surber lying on the ground after the tractor-trailer pulled away. He was dead when emergency medical crews arrived.


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