Missouri truck driver found dead at Iowa rest stop

STORY CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Missouri truck driver whose body was found near a rest stop in central Iowa.

The Story County Sheriff’s Office says the 51-year-old man was found dead in his truck Wednesday night at a rest stop off Interstate 35.

Capt. Barry Thomas tells Des Moines television station KCCI (http://bit.ly/Kb5ljJ ) that a Missouri police department contacted Iowa officials Wednesday night about an overdue truck driver. Authorities traced his cellphone to the rest stop.

The driver’s name has not been released. Additional information is not available.

The station reports authorities don’t believe foul play was involved.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com

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