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Pahrump Man Dies From Injuries Thought Related To Ridgecrest Quakes

It's The 1st Death Reported Due To The Two Quakes

July 10, 2019 - 6:19 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A 56 year-old Pahrump man died on the 4th of July after the Jeep he was working on fell on him, and now investigators say the first Ridgecrest earthquake that hit on Thirsday morning may be to blame.

Police say the man, identified as 56 year old Troy Ray, was last seen alive on July 3rd and was known to be working on the vehicle.

Nye County Depturies were called to the area on reports of a man pinned under a car, and upon investigation determined that the jack being used by the man shifted when the quake hit on Thursday morning.

It's the first death related to the pair of quakes that struck the Ridgecrest, California area on Thursday and Friday.