- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Hall County sheriff’s officials say a mechanic was killed when a car he was working on lurched forward and rolled on top of him.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Bailes tells the Gainesville Times 60-year-old Robert Stokes died Tuesday afternoon when a car rolled on top of him at a shop on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville.

It’s unclear what caused the car to roll forward and the man’s death is under investigation. Bailes tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the vehicle has been impounded and will be inspected by a mechanic to determine why it came out of gear.

The shop’s owner, Aaron Barnes, says he hired Stokes in 1990 and will remember him as an easygoing and helpful employee.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide