Fayette County man pinned under truck, dies

By Staff reports

DANESE, W.Va. — A man who was working on a truck died after the jacks that were lifting the truck shifted and the truck fell onto the man, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department said.

Police were dispatched at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday to the Maplewood area of Fayette County to find Loran Jones, 66, of Danese, pinned under the vehicle, according to a press release.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The initial investigation indicates that this was just a tragic accident,” Sheriff Steve Kessler said in a press release. He said police do not believe drugs and alcohol were involved.

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