Prosser mechanic dies when car slips

A Prosser man has died after being crushed by a car he was working on.

Jose Luis Saldana, 28, died July 3 when he was working under a car at his Prosser home and a mechanical support slipped sending the car down on top of him, said Benton County Coroner John Hansens.

Hansens said Saldana was taken to Prosser Memorial Hospital but died later that day.

Saldana had lived in Prosser 10 years and was a farm equipment mechanic for Oasis Farms.

Prosser Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements.