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Deputies: McCracken Co. man dies in forklift accident

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Deputies say a McCracken County, Kentucky man is dead after an apparent forklift accident.

According to the sheriff's department, on Saturday, June 27 at around 12:45 p.m., deputies were dispatched to 5705 Liberty Church Road for a report of a man who had been run over by a forklift.

When they arrived, deputies say 87-year-old Doris Lee Simmons was found dead next to a forklift.

They say a neighbor reported that as he was driving past, he saw smoke coming from a barn and stopped to investigate. The neighbor said that he found Simmons lying on the ground and the forklift running, in gear up against the barn wall with its tires spinning.

Deputies say they determined that Simmons was trying to jump-start the forklift while standing between the front and rear tires. They say the forklift was in gear and started while Simmons was standing between the tires.

They say Simmons was unable to get out of the way and he died from his injuries after being run over by the forklift.

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