Car jack fails, kills Charles Kraisser of Godfrey, Illinois

8:53 AM, Jul 30, 2012   |    comments
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Godfrey, IL (KSDK) -- A Godfrey man was killed when his car jack failed in his driveway on Sunday, the Madison County Sheriff's Office says.

Police say around 6:30 p.m., 32-year-old Charles Kraisser was under his car completing repairs when the jack failed, causing the car to fall on him.

Deputies called to the scene located Kraisser trapped underneath the vehicle.

Kraisser died as a result of his injuries.

Police and the Madison County Coroner's Office are investigating the incident, but say it appears to be accidental.


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