Iota man pinned by truck pronounced dead

A 60-year-old man working underneath his truck was killed Saturday morning when the jack he used to elevate the vehicle slipped, pinning Steven Pousson, officials said.

Pousson was working underneath the truck used to transport a welding machine and gear when the accident occurred, the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office reported.

Sheriff’s deputies were called about 9 a.m.

The accident happened on Tulip Road near Iota in northwest Acadia Parish. Pousson, who lived on Tulip Road, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner’s Office.