Man crushed to death while working on race car

JONESBORO, AR  (KAIT) – A man died Wednesday night while he was working on a race car at a home on Craighead County Road 114, according to the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

According to Deputy Brian Skinner, Michael Bowen, 40, of Jonesboro was crushed under a dirt track race car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Skinner reported that the vehicle was sitting on dirt, which had a slight downward slope. There were several concrete blocks that were used to lift the front of the vehicle off the ground. Skinner said the blocks appeared to have fallen. The jack stand also collapsed.

Officer David Bailey said a nine-year-old boy discovered Bowen under the vehicle. The boy then told his father about the incident.

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