A 36-year-old Wilder man died Thursday afternoon after his car slipped off his jack while he was working on it, according to the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office.
Brian James Kelly died due to traumatic asphyxia, according to Steve Rhodes, chief deputy coroner for Canyon County.
“He was working under the vehicle on some wiring issues and it slipped off the jack and landed on his chest,” Rhodes said.
Paramedics, a quick response unit and the sheriff’s office responded to the report of a crushed man at about 5 p.m. Kelly was pronounced dead on the scene.
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The sheriff’s office issued a press release urging residents to take necessary safety precautions, such as having a person nearby in case of an emergency, when working on vehicles or machinery.