- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

KALAMA, Wash. (AP) - Police in the southwest Washington community of Kalama say a 67-year-old man was killed when the custom-built car he was working on in his garage slipped off its supports and fell on him.

The Daily News of Longview reports (http://is.gd/e7yYDE ) Kalama Police Chief Randy Gibson said it appeared that Theodore Kroll either forgot to set the parking brake on his hot rod or had put the car in gear before working on it.

Kroll was found dead about 5 p.m. Tuesday. Police say he went to work in the garage at about noon.

The car rolled off the wooden blocks that were supporting it and landed on the man’s chest. Kroll died from crushing chest injuries.


Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com



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