County man crushed by falling car
Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 17, 2009
A Warren County man was killed Saturday afternoon after a vehicle he was working on fell on him, crushing and smothering him, said authorities.
Richard E. Smith, 49, was replacing a transmission in a garage at his home at 555 Poole Road when a jack beneath the vehicle apparently gave out and the full weight of the vehicle crushed him, said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace.
Authorities responded to the call shortly after 3:30 p.m, and found Smith beneath the vehicle.
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“He had not been seen since around 2 o’clock, and a friend who was delivering him something he needed discovered him around 3:30,” said Pace, who added there was no indication of foul play.
Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey pronounced Smith dead at the scene shortly after 4 p.m., citing asphyxiation and trauma to his chest as the cause of death.
Huskey said Glenwood Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements.
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