Kirksville Man Crushed to Detah

A Kirksville man was crushed to death Monday. Emergency crews were called to the scene on Potter Trail just outside Kirksville right before 8 p.m. Sheriff Robert Hardwick says a man in his 50s or 60s had been working underneath a large vehicle frame, perhaps a semi frame, cutting it up, when the frame fell over on top of him and pinned him beneath it. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Adair County Coroner Brian Noe.The victim’s name is not being released until his family is notified. Noe said no one is exactly sure when the incident happened.