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Authorities say Iowa man trapped under trailer died

The office says Shilling had been working under the trailer when a jack supporting it failed and the trailer fell on him.

Posted: Jul 1, 2019 11:08 AM

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in southern Iowa's Marion County say a man trapped under a trailer has died.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says someone called 911 around 5:30 p.m. Saturday and said medical and other help was needed at a Knoxville address.

First responders tried to save the man's life, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff's office identified him as 53-year-old Richard Shilling, who lived in Knoxville.

The office says Shilling had been working under the trailer when a jack supporting it failed and the trailer fell on him.

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