Elon man killed in Wilkes Co. construction accident

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WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — An Elon man was killed in a construction accident in Wilkes County on Tuesday morning.

According to Wilkes County Sheriff Chris Shew, the victim was identified as David Eugene Alcon, 38, of Elon.

The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. when a cinder block retainer wall on the north side of Pine View Baptist Church collapsed, causing an asphalt milling machine to flip over onto Alcon.

Alcon was reportedly directing the driver of the asphalt milling machine to where it needed to be positioned when the wall collapsed.

Wilkes Medical Examiner Terry Taylor said Alcon is believed to have died instantly.