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Man killed while repairing car

A man working on a car in the Riverdale area was killed Wednesday afternoon when the car fell off a jack and onto him, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 1 p.m. in the 5400 block of Carters Lane, authorities said. Cpl. Mike Rodriguez, a Prince George’s County police spokesman, said the incident appears to be an accident, possibly because the car jack failed.

Rodriguez said he did not know the man’s name.

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.


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