El Paso

EPPD: Man killed after failing to secure pickup; pinned underneath

EL PASO, Texas - A man was killed while working on his truck in Central El Paso, police said. 

Investigators identified the man as 65-year-old Ricardo Carlos.

Officers and fire medical services responded to the residence in the 2100 block of Arizona on a welfare check at about 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

The officers found Carlos' body pinned underneath a vehicle.

Crimes Against Persons detectives conducted the investigation and learned Carlos propped up his truck on a car ramp so he could work on the pickup.

"While the man was underneath the vehicle, it rolled back, causing his death," police said in a news release.

Investigators found the parking brake was not set and tire blocks were not used to prevent the vehicle from rolling back.

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