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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.
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