Columbia man dies in home accident


A 45-year-old Columbia man died from injuries sustained when he became pinned underneath a commercial box truck he was working on outside his home early Wednesday evening.

Emergency personnel responded about 5:45 p.m. to the 300 block of Grant Drive off Gall Road in Columbia for a man who was reported to be pinned underneath a vehicle.

Neighbors were able to remove the man from under the vehicle a few minutes after the initial call went out and performed CPR until Columbia EMS, Columbia police and Columbia Fire Department personnel responded to the scene.

The man, identified as Brian W. Stelzer of Columbia, was transported by ambulance to Mercy South Medical Center in St. Louis County, where he was pronounced dead.

Stelzer was the owner and operator of Crockett’s Mobile Power Washing. For his obituary, click here.

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