Dairy Worker Identified in Pond Accident Near Hazelton
HAZELTON, Id. (KMVT/KSVT) UPDATE: Authorities have identified the man who died Tuesday morning after the truck he was driving became submerged in a pond. Roberto Vazquez, 37, of Hazelton was identified as the driver of a cattle feed truck who Wednesday.
Vazquez died after the truck accidentally ended up on a pond on the south side of Sunrise Organic Dairy. Authorities have declared this incident an accident. Dan Kennedy, with the Jerome County Sherriff’s Office, said the truck came to rest in a pond that is normally on the south side of the dairy, but there was a lot of extra water due to snow runoff.
The victim was able to get out of the truck, but due to the temperature of the water he was unable to get out of the pond. The truck came to rest in more than 10 feet of water.