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Prosecutors dismiss charges against Fort Worth FedEx driver

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Memphis dismissed reckless homicide charges against a FedEx Ground independent contractor involved in a truck-repair accident that killed another worker.

Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said in a statement Thursday that a review of the case against 30-year-old Angelo Fields of Fort Worth revealed no criminal responsibility in the death of co-worker Hong Dao on Jan. 25.

Fields, Dao and another man were making repairs on a trailer at a facility in south Memphis before it could be taken on the road. After repairs were made to a brake hose, Fields got in the cab and began pulling forward, but Dao was still repairing a flat tire on the trailer’s rear passenger-side.

Dao was crushed by the wheels supporting the second of the tandem trailers.


Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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