IMPERIAL — A man doing repairs to his family car here Monday was crushed to death when the jack gave way and the car fell on top of his chest.
According to the county Coroner's Office, 67-year-old Doral Arguilez was working on his car in the morning.
It was a hobby of his to tinker with the vehicle, a four-door sedan, said Imperial County Fire Department Capt. John Green.
Arguilez was last seen by his wife as he was working on the car about 10:30 a.m. behind their house in the 100 block of West Ralph Road.
When Arguilez did not come in for lunch, his wife went outside to check on him about 1 p.m. and found her husband pinned underneath the car.