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Authorities identify truck driver who died in sand pit

Posted: 10:03 AM, Jan 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-26 16:03:10Z

Authorities in Harrison County have identified the body of a man who died after driving a dump truck into a sand pit. 

According to the Harrison County Sheriff's Office, 38-year-old Christopher McMullen was driving northbound when he failed to make a turn and drove over a dirt berm and down a steep embankment before becoming submerged in a sand pit under water. 

The recovery of the truck was made difficult because of thick ice and the size of the truck, which weighed 166,000 pounds.