Paul A. Nikas, Chief of Police
15 Elm St.
Ipswich, MA 01938
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Ipswich Man Killed after Being Pinned by Motor Vehicle in Garage
IPSWICH — Chief Paul Nikas reports that the Ipswich Police Department and the Essex County District Attorney are investigating after a man died after being pinned by a motor vehicle in his garage.
Ipswich Police and Fire responded to a residence on Avery Street at 7:28 p.m. after receiving a 911 call. Upon arrival, rescuers discovered that a Volvo motor vehicle had pinned the male resident to the floor of the garage. Police officers extricated the victim from underneath the car and began to render emergency medical care. The victim was taken by Action Ambulance to Beverly Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The victim has been identified as Stewart Rudnicki, age 45, of Ipswich.
A preliminary investigation indicates that Rudnicki was working on the vehicle using a jack when the car fell to the ground, mortally wounding him.
“All indications at this time are that this was a tragic accident,” Chief Nikas said.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.
The incident remains under investigation by the Ipswich Police Department and State Troopers assigned to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office.