Car lands on mechanic at Walton auto shop, killing him

WALTON, KY (FOX19) - The Kenton County Police Department has identified an auto mechanic who was killed at an accident at an auto shop Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened just before 3 p.m. in the 13000 block of Dixie Highway at Walton Imported Motors. According to police, Sheldon Gebhardt, 50, was working on a vehicle supported by a mechanical lift when the vehicle fell off the lift. The vehicle pinned Gebhardt to the ground, causing fatal injuries.

Kenton County Police and the Walton Fire Department were called to the accident. The Kenton County Coroner pronounced Gebhardt dead at the scene.

The incident is still under investigation. Anyone who has any information is asked to call Sgt. Ben Wilson at (859) 356-3191.

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