Man pinned to ground while working on car in Grand Junction
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado ” Authorities say a man found unconscious near a vehicle in Grand Junction died after the vehicle he was working on lurched forward and pinned him.
The Mesa County coroner’s office says 44-year-old George Chapman of Grand Junction died from “positional asphyxia” after being pinned to the ground Wednesday. The death was ruled an accident.
Officers responded to a call from a truck driver at about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday outside the Acorn Travel Plaza, near the intersection of U.S. 6 and U.S. 50. Chapman was discovered lying near the front of a Chrysler Lebaron.
Grand Junction police spokeswoman Kate Porras says officers found the car’s engine running and the gear shift in drive.
Police haven’t said how the car moved while Chapman was working underneath it.
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