Man dies after being trapped under a car in House Springs

HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. - One man is dead in High Ridge after a car fell on him while he was underneath the vehicle.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a man was working on a car either late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning when something happened and it collapsed, killing him.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation. They said the man who died is not the owner of the blue sedan that was involved in the accident.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, the car has been on the side of the road at Head Creek Road and Ruth Road for at least 10 days.

There was some front-end damage to the car. They don’t know if it was in a crash or what was wrong with the vehicle.

The sheriff’s department is waiting to notify next of kin before releasing information.