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Possible earthquake related death in Nevada, police say

Posted at 8:48 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 03:25:37-04

PAHRUMP (KTNV) — Officials in Nevada are investigating a death possibly related to the California earthquake felt in parts of the state on July 4.

On July 9, officers in Pahrump responded to a call around 1 p.m. of a man under a vehicle.

Upon arrival, police discovered a 56-year-old man pinned underneath a vehicle. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The man was last seen alive at an area gas station on July 3.

Officers believe the man was working underneath the vehicle when it fell on him during the July 4 earthquake. The vehicle looks to have fallen off a jack, police say.

Parts of Southern Nevada, including the Las Vegas valley and Pahrump, felt the impact of the earthquake.

Nearly 30 hours later, a second earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 rattled the region on July 5.

Check out the Nye County Sheriff's Office's video press release: