POTTSVILLE — A Schuylkill County man was killed when a vehicle he was working on fell off wooden blocks and landed on top of him at his Pottsville residence Tuesday afternoon.

Robert Yeager, 67, of 1411 Bunting St., was pronounced dead at the scene following an accident that occurred as he was performing mechanical work on an unidentified vehicle inside his garage, according to Trooper Vincent Laselva, of the Schuylkill Haven Pennsylvania State Police barracks.

Yeager had reportedly used wooden blocks to raise up the vehicle when it suddenly fell, landing directly on top of him.

Yeager was deceased upon EMS and police arrival. The scene was processed and photographed by the state police forensics unit. Cause of death was determined to be accidental.

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