Elderly man working on car crushed to death in Libertyville - FOX 32 News Chicago

Elderly man working on car crushed to death in Libertyville

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LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A 73-year-old man was apparently crushed to death by his vehicle Friday afternoon at a northwest suburban park.

Robert Pokorny was found unresponsive under his vehicle near a sledding hill parking lot in Adler Park in the 1500 block of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville about 12:45 p.m., a release from Libertyville police said.

Police said Pokorny was working on his vehicle when it shifted and he became trapped near a rear tire. He was taken to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville, where he was pronounced dead at 1:32 p.m., police said.

Police have not yet examined the vehicle to determine exactly what Pokorny was working on and what went wrong.

The Lake County Coroner's office will perform an autopsy.

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