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August 21, 2014

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Car falls from jack stand, crushes resident

Car crushes man

A man was crushed underneath his car and killed Tuesday morning after the car slipped off a jack stand while he was working on repairs.

Metro Police officials said the 32-year-old man was repairing a Saturn sedan in the driveway of a home in the 3700 block of North Walnut Road in the northeast valley. When the jack stand slipped, the car’s left front rotor fell on his chest around 11:35 a.m.

Officials said neighbors lifted the vehicle off his chest and called 911, but it was too late. The man was transported to University Medical Center Trauma, where he was pronounced dead.

Metro Police are investigating the incident.

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