Car falls on man, killing him

GRETEL DAUGHERTY/The Daily Sentinel—A 50-year-old man was killed Tuesday when the Dodge Daytona hatchback he was working on fell onto him at 587 Darby, Unit 4, in Fruitvale, according to Grand Junction police.

A 50-year-old man was killed Tuesday when a car fell on him while he was performing maintenance on the car at a Fruitvale home, Grand Junction police said.

Officers were called at 12:09 p.m. on a report of a man trapped underneath a vehicle at 587 Darby Dr., Unit 4, a police news release said.

The man’s name wasn’t released pending notification of relatives.

With its front hood still up, an older model Dodge Daytona remained in front of the property as of 1 p.m.

The front wheels of the car were on the sidewalk — adjacent to patches of ice and snow — as several wooden blocks were observed behind the front and rear tires.

Mesa County Assessor records show the property is owned by Charles L. Place.

Police are still investigating.


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