Racine County man dies after car falls on him

Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 --- 4:35 p.m.

TOWN OF BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- Racine County officials say a man who was working on his car at his Town of Burlington home has died after the vehicle apparently fell on him.

A Journal Times of Racine report (http://bit.ly/1moYMZI ) says 69-year-old John P. Fischer was found dead Friday morning.

Sheriff's Lt. Dan Klatt says a neighbor saw Fischer's garage door open Thursday night, and it was still open Friday about 7:20 a.m. The neighbor went to talk to Fischer and found him under the car.

Medical examiner Michael Payne says a preliminary investigation suggests that the jack holding up the car twisted, causing the car to fall. Payne says the body is being autopsied to determine the exact cause of death.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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