Omaha man dies while working on a vehicle in Fremont County


February 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Fremont County say a Nebraska man died Saturday, after a vehicle he was working on fell on top of him. 57-year old Earl Lee Schmidt, of Omaha, was found beneath a vehicle near a maintenance shop he owns at 2049 11th Street, in Bartlett. Deputies and emergency personnel extricated Schmitt from the vehicle and life saving measures were taken, but they were unsuccessful, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators determined Schmitt and another person were working on the vehicle when it shifted off of the jack stands and landed on Schmitt. The accident happened at around 2:15-p.m.,  Saturday.