Man crushed to death by elevator at San Francisco BART station

SAN FRANCISCO — Investigators on Monday were trying to determine how a man found crushed to death by an elevator at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station managed to get into the shaft.

The man was discovered Sunday night after authorities responded to reports that a rider was stuck in an elevator.

The rider later told authorities that he heard noise while taking the elevator up at the bustling Montgomery Street station, transit police Lt. Michael Hayes told The Associated Press.

"The rider said he had been riding up to the concourse when he heard a crunching sound, followed by a scream," Hayes said. "Then the elevator stalled."

A man was later found dead on top of the elevator along with personal belongings that apparently included bedding, transit spokeswoman Luna Salaver said.

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