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Spokane County Medical Examiner identifies man crushed by car

Police said it appeared the man was working on his vehicle when it crushed him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane County Medical Examiner identified a man who died after his vehicle fell on him, Thursday. 

The man was confirmed to be Ronald J. Wittkopf, 55. His cause of death was ruled to be an accident. 

Investigators with the Spokane Police Department responded to the home at Bridgeport Avenue and Ralph Street and determined nothing criminal took place. 

Spokane Police Sgt. Terry Preuninger said it appears the man was working on his vehicle when it crushed him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Neighbors told KREM that the man was trapped underneath the vehicle. 

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