Van crushes N.J. man to death

June 1, 2009 4:49:09 AM PDT
A man making repairs to a van was crushed to death when the vehicle apparently slipped off two jacks and pinned him underneath.

Police found 52-year-old when they responded to a 911 call at his Long Beach Township home late Saturday morning.

The officers and some people at the home helped free Cruz and he was taken to a nearby school, where a helicopter was waiting to fly him to a hospital. However, he was pronounced dead there shortly before the helicopter was to take off.

It was not immediately clear what caused the van to fall.

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