UPDATE: Officials identify man dead in Wichita Auto Salvage incident

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Updated on Oct. 3 at 4:35 p.m.: Wichita Falls Police Department officials have identified the victim in an industrial accident Wednesday night.

WFPD Public Information Officer Jeff Hughes identified the victim as Oklahoma man Wayne Troyer, 56.

According to authorities, officers were called to the scene at 9:46 p.m. after a man was reported dead.

Hughes said Troyer’s vehicle broke down, and he began working on the vehicle. As Troyer was beneath the vehicle, the trailer fell on him, and he died from the injuries.

Police officers said the death was an accident and they do not suspect foul play.


Original Story: Wichita Falls Police investigated a death at Wichita Auto Salvage Wednesday night.

According to authorities, police were called to the scene at 9:46 p.m. after a man was reported dead.

It’s unknown how the man died, but police said the death was an accident and they do not suspect foul play.

Thursday morning, police officials could not confirm the identity of the man who died or if he was working alone. One Wichita Falls Police Sergeant said the man was supposed to be there, but the sergeant did not know if he was an employee of Wichita Auto Salvage.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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