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Local hero from recent bank robbery dies in accident

A Valley man who helped police catch a bank robbery suspect has died.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says Christopher Lynn Chappell was accidentally run over and killed Saturday morning by the bulldozer he was operating.

In May, Chappell was inside a Bessemer Wachovia Bank while it was being robbed.

He ran to his car, grabbed a gun, and held the bank robbery suspect until police arrived.

Two bank tellers died in the robbery.

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