CHEROKEE — A man was killed Monday while helping to back in a truck and trailer.
At 4:45 p.m. Monday, Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies and Crawford County EMS were dispatched to 173 N. Kansas Highway 7 in Cherokee to reports of an accident involving a pedestrian.
Sheriff’s found Tom Rickey performing CPR on a man at the scene — later identified as Esther Leroy Rickey, 52, of Osage Beach, Missouri.
Esther Rickey was transported to Girard Medical Center by Crawford County EMS, where he was pronounced dead.
It was determined that Esther Rickey was guiding Tom Rickey as he backed a truck and trailer into the driveway of the location. Esther Rickey fell and was run over by the trailer. Tom Rickey began life-saving efforts prior to the arrival of first responders.
The incident is still under investigation by CRSO.