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Man crushed to death under vehicle at Fort Worth junkyard, authorities say

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A man died Wednesday when he became pinned underneath a vehicle at a Fort Worth junkyard, according to authorities.

The man, whose name and age weren’t released, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mike Drivdahl, a public information officer for the Fort Worth Fire Department, said on Thursday that foul play isn’t suspected and “we do believe it’s an accident.”

The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Decatur Avenue, according to police. Officers responded to the scene along with firefighters and officials from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Drivdahl said the agencies are still looking into how the man became trapped underneath the vehicle, which had several pieces missing.

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