28 August 2004

They gave us a story which obviously wasn't correct

Man falls out of pickup truck, gets run over, then his body is unceremoniously and secretly dropped off at a hospital 20 miles away after his workmates swap vehicles.
Landscaper Hermanejildo R. Sanchez, 33, was standing in the bed of the truck operated by Future Landscaping in a neighborhood near Warner and Lindsay roads about 2 p.m. Thursday, according to Gilbert police spokesman Mike Angstadt.

The trailer rolled over him, causing severe lacerations and internal injuries.

The driver, Juan Hernandez Flores, drove back to the landscaping company's headquarters in Tempe and put Sanchez into another truck, police said.

Two men not yet identified by officers then took Sanchez to Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn, where he was pronounced dead.

I was unable to find an business address for Future Landscaping so that journey to deliver the body may have been a lot longer. But if they didn't want their identities known, they probably don't want anybody else besides paying customers to be able to get hold of them.

It's no secret why the attempt to remain anonymous. It is what happens after initial illegal actions. Issuing drivers licenses isn't going to help either. Nor, is a enlistment, er guest worker program.