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Greenbrier County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a tragic accident near Lewisburg on Sunday, Jan. 27.

According to Sheriff Jan Cahill, deputies were called to a farm on North Benedict Lane near the Greenbrier Valley Airport at around 5 p.m.  That is where they discovered that Kenneth Keesee, 67, of Smoot had been killed.

Keesee was apparently pinned between the bed and the frame of a dump truck that he was the owner/operator of.  Investigators are still trying to determine what happened that caused the bed of the truck to lower on Keesee while he was underneath it. 

Since the accident involves a commercial vehicle, the West Virginia Public Service Commission will be involved in the investigation which is still ongoing.

59News is following the case and will bring you updates as they become available.