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Monster Truck Announcer Dead

MADISON, Wis. -- An announcer was struck and killed at Saturday's Monster Nationals truck show at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

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The man killed was identified as George Eisenhart Jr., 41, of Chardon, Ohio, according to the Dane County coroner. The coroner said that Eisenhart was one of the show's promoters as well as the announcer. He was apparently struck by one of the monster trucks on Saturday night.

For 16 years Eisenhart brought his passion for monster trucks to Madison.

The regular event attracted an audience of 7,000 people on Saturday night.

Those who knew him say Eisenhart's top concern was always safety.

The event promoter spoke with WISC-TV about safety measures just a few hours before Saturday's big show.

But near the end of the show, Eisenh

Added: Jan-25-2009 Occurred On: Jan-25-2009
By: nicholbag
Tags: monster truck, injury, death, safety
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States (load item map)
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