Coroner ID’s 71-year-old man killed in Reading garage collapse

Garage collapse in Reading traps, kills 71-year-old man

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office has identified the 71-year-old man killed when a garage collapsed on him Thursday night.

Tony Kirby died after the collapse was reported at a home at the intersection of Third and East Mechanic Streets shortly before 4:17 p.m., officials say.

Reading fire crews removed the man who was trapped beneath rubble from the garage. Police said he died at the scene.

A neighbor said the garage was already partially collapsed and that the man was “always outside working on it," though police have not confirmed that.

Reading police and fire officials are continuing to investigate.

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