Wisconsin man dies after car slips off forklift, crushing him

It happened in Barron County on Monday.
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A 50-year-old man was killed in western Wisconsin after he was crushed by a car that had slipped off of a forklift.

The tragic accident was reported at 6:07 p.m. Monday at 1939 28th Avenue, east of Haugen, when police were called to a report of a man pinned beneath a vehicle.

Barron County deputies, local firefighters, paramedics and a Life Link Helicopter were sent to the scene, with the victim extricated from underneath the vehicle.

He was, however, pronounced dead at the scene, and has since been identified as Pat Uchytil, who lived at the same address.

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"Initial investigation shows a forklift was being used to lift a vehicle up to have some work done and the vehicle slipped off and landed on him," said Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. This case remains under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and the Barron County Medical Examiner’s office."

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