Oregon man dies in accident at Lima Army Reserve Center

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SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WTVG) - A 20-year-old Army Reservist from Oregon, Ohio has died after an incident at an Army Reserve Center.

The victim has been identified as Jacob R. Wilkes of Oregon.

Shawnee Township police confirm to 13abc this happened at the Reserve Center on Reed Road near Lima around 1:15 pm, Saturday.

Police say a large military vehicle was backing into the garage at the reserve center to tow a second disabled vehicle out of the garage. The driver, backed into the garage and pinned Wilkes against the disabled vehicle.

Wilkes suffered severe head trauma and was dead before responding units of the Shawnee Township fire department arrived.

Shawnee Township police and the U.S. Army are investigating the incident.



 
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