Truck Driver Killed by Electrocution
Oct 06, 2016
Driver Killed by Electrocution.
approximately 10:30am this morning, 25 year old truck driver Thomas Mendoza Jr.
of Baytown, Texas was electrocuted when the bed of his dump truck struck high
line wires just off CR 2107 near Hwy. 105 in the Moss Hill area of Liberty
to Liberty County Deputy Zack Harkness, it appears that Mendoza and his father,
who runs a family trucking business, were at a small dump site when Mendoza
raised the bed portion of his truck striking high powered electrical lines that were directly over his
truck. At some point, Mendoza touched the vehicle and grounded himself
resulting in his electrocution and setting the rear portion of the truck on
fire which completely destroyed the back of the truck.
Harkness said witnesses saw Mendoza’s father dragging him away from the burning
truck and C.P.R was immediately started but to no avail. The victim was
transported to the Liberty/Dayton Memorial Hospital in the City of Liberty
where Mendoza expired. Pct. 1, Justice of the Peace Judge Stephen Hebert
conducted the inquest and ordered an autopsy. (End)
County Sheriff’s Office
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