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Lula man killed while working on car
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A Lula man was killed Aug. 11 when a Chevy Trailblazer he was repairing pinned him to the ground, according to authorities.

Paul Marvin Patton, 60, was found by Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies pinned under a vehicle at his home on Ostrich Lane in Lula.

He died shortly after the emergency medical services responded, Lt. Carissa McFaddin wrote in an email.

“The victim’s wife, (Deborah Patton), reported that she and her husband had parked a Chevy Trailblazer on a small hill and began working on the transmission underneath the vehicle,” McFaddin wrote.

While Patton was working under the car, he reportedly “accidentally bumped the linkage, which caused the SUV to begin rolling backwards.”

“She informed deputies that her husband had attempted to push her out from under the vehicle,” McFaddin wrote.

Deborah Patton suffered an injury to her head and shoulder but “was successfully freed from the vehicle,” McFaddin said.

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