Kansas father dies when truck falls on him

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COWLEY COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) -

Authorities say a Cowley County man was killed when a pickup truck he was working on fell on him. 

The accident happened at around 8 p.m. Tuesday at a home about 15 miles east of Winfield. The sheriff's office said 35-year-old Timothy James "TJ" Prater was inspecting a broken shift linkage when the pickup fell and landed on him. 

NewsCow reports Prater was an owner of the Palace Barber Shop in Winfield. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

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