Man in northeast Spokane crushed by truck

Courtesy of the City of Spokane Fire Department 

Update 4:50 p.m.

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department has released new details after a man in northeast Spokane was crushed beneath a truck. 

The Department first responded to the call at 10:14 a.m. on Thursday, December 5. First responders arrived in four minutes and reported the man was trapped beneath a large commercial vehicle, pulseless and not breathing.

Teams devised a plan to lift the vehicle improvising equipment and tools found at the scene to lift the vehicle enough to pull the man out. 

They did so within three minutes and immediately started advanced life-saving procedures. However, despite lengthy resuscitation efforts by paramedics, the man was declared dead at the scene. 

 
Update 2:30 p.m.
 
SPOKANE, Wash. - As a death investigation in Hillyard continues, we're learning more about the man who was crushed by a truck he was working on in his driveway. 
 
"Very giving. Anytime you needed help, he was there to help, anything," a family friend of the man said. She wanted to remain anonymous, but said she's known the man for years. 
 
"Well, he was a very, very generous man. He always took very good care of his daughter," she said. 
 
She said the man's name was Ron, which is also what multiple neighbors and friends said as well. They also said Ron was always working on cars. 
 
"He's restored, I don't know how many different vehicles, and safety was always number one. So I would say it was more of a freak accident," the family friend said.
 
There's been no word from authorities yet about how exactly the truck collapsed. 
 
Previous Coverage:

North Spokane- A death investigation has begun in the Hillyard neighborhood after investigators believe a man was working on his car when it fell on him. 

It happened around 10:15 Thursday morning. Spokane Police Officers and Firefighters are both on scene. 

This is breaking news and we will update as soon as we get more information.