Auburn man dies after getting pinned under vehicle

AUBURN, Ala.- - On January 31, 2018, at about 2:15 p.m., Auburn Police responded to an emergency call at a residence on Davis Court. 

APD officers, along with personnel from Auburn Fire and EAMC Emergency Medical Services, arrived on the scene and discovered a man trapped underneath a vehicle. Officers were able to remove the victim and immediately perform CPR and other life-saving measures.  Unfortunately, the victim 33-year-old James Brandon Lassiter of Auburn succumbed to his injuries at the scene and was pronounced dead by Lee County Coroner Bill Harris at 2:30 p.m. 

The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim’s death was accidental. Authorities say Lassiter was performing repairs on the vehicle when it shifted and pinned him underneath.  The case remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Division and the Lee County Coroner’s Office.

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