George Eisenhart, 41, of Monster Truck Nationals, died Saturday night after being crushed, the second fatality at a U.S. monster truck show in less than two weeks, CNN reported Monday.
Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney told reporters Eisenhart's death was a "freak accident." The Monster Truck Racing Association said it happened when he "accidentally stepped in front of a moving vehicle in a fashion that did not provide the vehicle's driver adequate time to react."
A 6-year-old boy in Tacoma, Wash., died Jan. 16 when he was hit by a piece of metal that flew off a monster truck during a show. Eisenhart had cited that incident while telling a Madison television station before his own death that his shows were safe, CNN reported.
"This is our 16th year," Eisenhart told WKOW-TV, Madison. "I wish I had a big piece of wood to knock on right now, but we have not had an incident besides a gal slipping in the aisle way at another location."