Southern Illinois man working under pickup crushed by truck
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ A man has died after being crushed by a pickup truck he was working underneath at a repair shop in southern Illinois.
The Washington County Coroner’s Office has identified the man as 50-year-old David Martin of Addieville.
Coroner Mark Styninger says the man was working on a small pickup at a shop in Okawville Friday when a jack slipped and the truck fell.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Martin was pronounced dead at the scene.
Styninger says Martin died of asphyxiation due to chest trauma.
Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com