Volunteer fatally wounded in accident at Museum of Transportation

(KPLR) - The Museum of Transportation is mourning the death of a volunteer after what they are calling a tragic accident

The museum's president says Eric Hesselbarth died Thursday from a head injury.

He was working on restoring a 1937 milk delivery truck and while filling up the tires, one of them exploded.  A piece of the wheel hit Hesselbarth in the head.

Hesselbarth had been volunteering with the museum for over ten years.

The area where the accident happened has been closed.