Napping farm worker killed when run over by bus

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A migrant worker was killed Wednesday when the bus he was napping under ran over and killed him.

N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper T.C. Batchelor said the incident was called in around 1 p.m. when fellow workers found J. Estanislao Gonzalez dead on a farm about 250 feet from the intersection of Sandy Cross Road and N.C. 58.

Authorities said Gonzalez, 41, of Mexico had laid down under a bus to take a nap, but Mario Alvarez Jr., 21 of Florida started the bus and drove off, running over Gonzalez. The man died at the scene.

The incident is under investigation. No charges have been filed.