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23-year-old dies after being pinned under car on South Broadway salvage yard

A 23-year-old man died Friday after a jack failed, allowing a car to fall on top of him at a salvage yard on South Broadway, Wichita police said.

The man, an employee of Chrisman’s Truck-Auto Salvage, 3852 S. Broadway, was underneath a car trying to remove a starter shortly before 11:30 a.m. when the jack failed, Sgt. Mark Jackson said.

He had been working alone for about 20 minutes before other employees checked on him, Jackson said. They used a front loader to get the car off the man and performed CPR, he added.

The man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Jackson said.

His name is being withheld pending notification of family.

Reach Rick Plumlee at 316-268-6660 or rplumlee@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rickplumlee.

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