UPDATE: Fairmont man dead after jack fails, causing vehicle to fall on top of him, deputies say

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UPDATE (7/26/2019 11:30 a.m.)

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A Fairmont man is dead after his vehicle fell on him while he was working on it, according to a release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

The release stated that the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an auto pedestrian accident at the Woodland Apartments on Airport Road in Marion County on Wednesday evening. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, White Hall Police Department and Marion County Rescue Squad responded to the scene, according to the release.

Deputies said it was determined through the investigation that Chad Heck, 44, was working on a vehicle when the jack stand failed causing the vehicle to fall on him and trap him. Witnesses at the scene were able to lift the vehicle off of Heck, but it was too late, according to the release.

Deputies said first responders arrived on scene and determined that Heck was dead.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is complete with nothing criminal or suspicious to report.


ORIGINAL (7/25/2019 10:38 p.m.)

Marion County 911 told 12 News one person was transported to an area hospital after an incident involving a vehicle Thursday evening.

Witnesses said the incident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. in the parking area of the Woodland Apartment complex on Airport Road. White Hall Police, and the Marion County Sheriff, along with the the Valley Volunteer Fire Department and Marion County EMS all responded to the scene.

The victim’s name has not been released at this time. Marion County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

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