Thursday, August 15, 2019

State Police Rule Death Accidental in Branch Township

The Pennsylvania State Police have ruled a death accidental after an investigation in Branch Township.


According to police, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 between the hours of 12:55pm and 2:43pm, Robert Yeager, 67, of Pottsville had been working underneath a vehicle in a garage, when the vehicle fell off of wooden blocks and landed on him.

The victim was found approximately 2:45pm.

Yeager was pronounced dead at the scene by a Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner.

After an investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police Forensics Unit ruled the death accidental.

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