Neil Gayle drove dump trucks for G &J Trucking, where his boss and friend, Gilbert Atkinson, described him as “a very good human being,” Channel 2 Action News reported. Gayle had more than 20 years trucking driving experience.
Gayle was headed to pick up a load of asphalt in Covington along Harold Dobbs Road on Sunday when the dump truck behind him – driven by his friend – crashed into his truck, Channel 2 reported. The two trucks went off a bridge and into a river. Gayle was thrown from his truck.