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Authorities identify man killed in trailer accident

CROSS, SC (WCSC) -

The Berkeley County Coroner's Office says a 59-year-old man was killed when a trailer fell off a jack and landed on him.

Authorities say Michael G. Jeffcoat of Cross was pronounced dead at the scene. It happened at Long Point Road and Ranger Drive around 11:45 a.m.

According to authorities, Jeffcoat was driving his vehicle and pulling a two axle trailer when a rear axle broke. Jeffcoat then pulled over in a parking lot and jacked the trailer up to try to get the axle out.

At some point, the trailer fell off the jack onto Jeffcoat.

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