Forklift operator dies in Texas traffic wreck

POSTED: 12:07 PM Aug 05 2013   UPDATED: 12:07 PM Aug 05 2013
Fatal crash
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) -

Police say a forklift operator has died following a Texas Panhandle traffic accident when the equipment collided with a pickup truck.

Amarillo police say Monday's accident killed 40-year-old Walter Orville Faux of Amarillo.
    
Investigators said Faux was using a forklift to unload roofing materials from a tractor-trailer when he drove in front of the parked rig and into traffic. Police said the forklift hit the moving truck and then overturned.
    
Faux was transported to an Amarillo hospital where he died. The pickup driver wasn't hurt.