A Godfrey man is crushed to death when a car falls on top of him. Madison County officials say 32-year-old Charles Kraisser of the 7,500 block of Humbert Road was working underneath the vehicle in his driveway when the jack holding it up failed. The accident happened just after 6:30 Sunday evening.
Rescue crews rushed to the scene to pull him out, but Captain Will Dimitroff of the Madison County Sheriff's Department says Kraisser was pronounced dead at the scene.
He says anyone working underneath a car should make sure that it is on jackstands or blocks, as a floor jack can fail, as was the case in this incident. Officials believe his death was an accident, but will continue their investigation.