St. Louis Man Killed in Bizarre Accident at Jack in the Box Drive-Thru

The Jack in the Box store in St. Louis where 20-year-old Charles Wood Jr. was killed in a freak accident.
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A 20-year-old man was pinned to a tree by his own car on Wednesday after accidentally reversing out of a Jack in the Box drive-thru.

Charles Wood Jr. pulled into the “Jack in the Box” restaurant drive-thru near Compton Hill Reservoir Park at an angle on Wednesday night. When his food was brought to the window, he opened his car door to reach for it. Unfortunately, he had put the car in reverse rather than neutral.

When his foot pushed down, he rapidly accelerated backward into a tree. Wood was pinned to the tree, sustaining severe injuries to his head, neck, torso, and legs. He was pronounced dead at a nearby St. Louis hospital.

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