A 57-year-old has died in a tragic accident at the Tomoka Landfill after reportedly being ran over by a bulldozer which was being operated in the area. The man was only identified as a 57-year-old man and his body was said to have been found by a passerby, according to Deputies.
According to deputies, the body of the deceased—who has yet to be identified—was discovered by a passer-by on Wednesday (Feb. 16). The Volusia Sheriff’s Office was called to the landfill just outside of Port Orange after employees made a 911 call about 10:15 a.m., Newsdaytonabeach reported
The victim’s identification has been confirmed by deputies, but his next-of-kin has yet to be notified due to his lack of family in the region. Furthermore, the individual was a day worker, not a Volusia County employee.
He was regulating traffic in the area while showing customers where they could dump their stuff. He appeared to have been ran over by a bulldozer in the vicinity.
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The investigation is still ongoing, but deputies say the occurrence appears to be a terrible accident, but there were no witnesses to the accident, according to authorities. Charges are unlikely to be filed.