St. Louis musician dies after falling down elevator shaft

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis City fire marshal’s office is investigating a deadly elevator accident at a downtown loft.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a man fell to his death while moving into a loft Saturday afternoon at the corner of Tucker and St. Charles Street.

Friends say it was dark inside the freight elevator and when the man stepped in, assuming the elevator was there, he fell 18 feet to his death.

Friends have identified him as local musical Bob Reuter.