FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – An employee at one of Port Everglades terminals was killed Wednesday in an accident with a semi-trailer truck.READ MORE: Tracking The Tropics: Tropical Storm Peter Passing Near The Eastern Caribbean
“One of the employees, this afternoon, was leaving work as the tractor was coming into the yard – and he struck the pedestrian,” said Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Keyla Concepcion.
Chopper4 was over the scene just after the accident.
The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. right near the facility’s guard shack.READ MORE: One Dead, One Injured After Being Shot Near FTX Arena
Fire fighters did their best, but the victim, a Sun Terminal employee, was pronounced dead on the scene.
Sun Terminal is a shipping company located in the middle of the sprawling Port Everglades complex.
The truck, police said, is owned by Martainer Inc. – a trucking company with five employees based in Miami.
“Our T.H.I. (traffic homicide investigators) are here conducting an investigation. The medical examiner’s office is here,” said Concepcion.MORE NEWS: Bronze Bust Unveiled At Burt Reynolds' Hollywood Gravesite
Authorities are not identifying of the victim until next of kin has been notified.