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Truck driver for The State newspaper found in NC after being reported missing

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A truck driver for The State newspaper who was reported missing after not returning from his route Monday morning was found in North Carolina, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said.

James Hucks was found safely, the sheriff’s department tweeted. The truck he was driving when he went missing was also found.

The 77-year-old was last seen around 12:30 a.m. Monday at the U.S. post office on Saxe Gotha Road near Interstates 77 and 26, according to an earlier news release from the Sheriff’s Department. He was driving his regular route for The State when he failed to make it to his next location.

Deputies said Hucks might suffer from a medical condition.

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Hucks was last seen driving a white Chevrolet box truck with blue and green lines and “The State” logos on the sides, with tag number P566642. The number 54 is printed in large numbers on the back lift door.

Reports were filed with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, the S.C. Highway Patrol and the State Law Enforcement Division.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

Teddy Kulmala covers breaking news for The State and covered crime and courts for seven years in Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken and Lumberton, N.C. He graduated from Clemson University and grew up in Barnwell County.
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