Man Dies After Car Falls On Him

A man is dead after the car he was working on fell on top of him in Central Fresno.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at an auto shop near Blackstone and Voorman.

Fresno Police say the man was doing some type of mechanical work under the car, when it apparently slipped off a jack and fell on him.

Officers and witnesses lifted the car and pulled him out. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center where he died.

Police say the man was not an employee of the auto shop, but rather an independent mechanic. His name has not been released, but police believe he was in his 40s.