Man dies after tree falls on him

By The Associated Press

VALPARAISO — Authorities say a 50-year-old man has died after a tree fell on him while he was working in his yard in northwestern Indiana.

The Porter County sheriff’s office says the man was cutting back trees Sunday in rural Jackson Township when one of the trees fell on him, trapping him underneath. Family members and emergency responders tried to cut back the tree to remove the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s name wasn’t immediately released.

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