Montgomery Co man dies in crane accident

Shawn Pritchett

Photo courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A Montgomery County man dies in a construction accident in metro St. Louis.  

Shawn Pritchett, 35, of New Florence, was working for an O'Fallon-based company in the suburb of Shrewsbury when he was struck and killed by a crane early Tuesday morning.

OSHA is currently investigating the death but local police say it appears to have been a tragic accident.

Pritchett leaves behind a long-time girlfriend, two sons, and his girlfriend's two daughters.  A Go-Fund Me account has been set up to help his survivors.  As of this morning, the site had raised $3,800.