Amazon Driver Dead After An Apparent Dog Attack


Skylar Dale, writer

An Amazon driver is dead after an apparent dog attack in Missouri — with the guy’s body being laid out on the owner’s property for hours.

Sheriff’s deputies were called out to a residential home near Excelsior Springs Monday night, where neighbors reported an Amazon van had been parked in front of a house for quite a long time, with no sign of movement or change.

When they arrived, they found the driver dead on the front lawn, with 2 aggressive dogs also roaming about the grounds near the victim’s body … according to FOX 4 Kansas City. Officers reportedly shot one of the dogs outside, but then they both scurried inside through the home’s front door. First responders later killed both animals. We don’t know what breed they were, or where their owners were at the time.

The driver’s injuries are believed to be consistent with a dog attack, but the Sheriff’s County Office has yet to confirm an official cause of death. A medical examiner will weigh in, and the incident is under investigation. His family was being notified Monday night, the sheriff said.

The owners of the residence were not home, and it appears they are out of town, Childers said.

“I dispatched both dogs,” Childers ultimately stated.

“Due to the nature of the injuries that the male driver suffered, we can’t confirm nor deny if they were the cause of the death of the driver,” Ray County Sheriff Scott Childers said.

Amazon released a statement to ABC News in response to this incident, saying:

“We’re deeply saddened by tonight’s tragic incident involving a member of our Amazon family and will be providing support to the team and the driver’s loved ones. We are assisting law enforcement in their investigation.”