September 23, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating the death of a commercial truck driver after he was found deceased Monday morning in his truck at a Chemult-area truck stop. The driver's name is released in this update.
On September 2013 at approximately 10:46 a.m., an OSP trooper arrived at the Pilot Travel Center truck stop in Chemult regarding a welfare check for a commercial truck driver whose company called after the driver failed to check in. The trooper found the commercial truck and gained entry inside where an adult male identified as WALLEY GENE NEAL, age 49, from Macks Creek, Missouri, was deceased in the sleeper berth.
NEAL was driving for Crete Carrier Corporation.
OSP Criminal Investigations Division Detective Stephanie Gourley is lead investigator. Initial investigation found no sign that the man's death was the result of a crime.
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