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North Carolina authorities identify airline worker killed

August 13, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have identified the man killed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport when a baggage-hauling vehicle he was driving flipped, pinning him underneath.

In a news release, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police identified the man as 24-year-old Kendrick Darrell Hudson. Hudson was an employee of Piedmont Airlines, a subsidiary of American Airlines.

Police said in the news release that Hudson was transporting baggage on an airport vehicle called a tug when he made a hard right turn to avoid hitting luggage that had fallen on the tarmac, but the tug hit it and rolled over.

A spokeswoman for the North Carolina Department of Labor said Monday the agency has opened an investigation that’s likely to take several months.

Piedmont operates many American Eagle flights in Charlotte, a major hub for American.

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