Man found pinned under pickup

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Update: The coroner's office confirmed Thursday, July 12, that Hardin's death was an accident. The original story is below.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A 60-year-old man was found pinned under a pickup Tuesday in south Bakersfield.

Police officers were called around 4:30 p.m. to the south alley of the 1500 block of Ming Avenue on a report of a possibly dead person lying under a pickup. There, officers found Frank David Hardin, dead and pinned after the propped-up pickup apparently slipped off a wood block, the Kern County Sheriff's Office said.

Sheriff's homicide detectives have been assigned to the case, and an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.