Man dies when tree falls on him in Westfield

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WESTFIELD, Ind. (WISH) – Officials say they are investigating after a man died when a tree fell on him Friday in Westfield.

The incident happened at a home on 161st Street.  Emergency officials say an 81-year-old man was going to clean up after part of a tree had fallen.  Before he was able to start cleaning up, the rest of the tree fell on him.

Officials have not released the man’s name. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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