Man Loses Life After Massive Earthquake Knocks Jeep Off Jacks
After the 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Southern California and Nevada, Troy Ray, 56, was said to be working under the Jeep. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Ray was working on his Jeep CJ and had its front end propped up by a high-lift jack, some wood, and a cinder block.
This is the property where the 56-year-old man was crushed to death by his Jeep, possibly as a result of the July 4 earthquake. This plot of land is tucked away in the foothills of the Pahrump Valley. pic.twitter.com/G6llrF6cKX— Mike Shoro (@mike_shoro) July 10, 2019
“The Nye County Sheriff’s investigation reports that Ray’s death might be the result of the vehicle falling off of the jacks on July 4 during the earthquake,” said Sergeant Adam Tippetts. The incident would be the first reported death related to the earthquake if it was indeed the true cause.
Ray owned his red Jeep for so long his sister couldn't even remember when he got it. It was pretty common for him to spend his time working on it.— Mike Shoro (@mike_shoro) July 11, 2019
"That Jeep is old as shit," his sister joked. pic.twitter.com/nX3h5fTJyu
Sgt. Tippetts has reported that Ray’s Jeep was”jacked up safely,” for those questioning that aspect. It’s important to remeber that even the safest scenarios can become dangerous.