Man crushed to death by pick-up truck

Published 8:07 pm Thursday, June 14, 2018

A Warren County man was apparently crushed to death Thursday afternoon when the vehicle he was working on somehow fell on top of him.

According to Sheriff Martin Pace, at approximately 5:33 p.m. Thursday, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that an adult male appeared to have been trapped under a pick-up truck at the Pecan Ridge apartment complex on Culkin Road.

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Pace said deputies were on the scene in less than five minutes and found the man under the front end of a late model Chevrolet pick-up truck.

“It appears he had taken the front wheels off the truck and the truck was jacked up and resting on a jack stand,” Pace said. “It appears the jack stand failed, causing the truck to drop and he was under it working on it.”

A neighbor found the man and immediately called 911. Units from the Culkin Fire Department and Vicksburg Fire Department responded to the scene and removed the man from under the truck, but Warren County Deputy Coroner Kelda Bailess pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Pace said it appears to be an accident and foul play is not suspected, but the body has been sent for an autopsy.

Pace said the identity of the victim is being withheld until the next of kin has been notified.