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December 16, 2012

Tree fall claims life of man in Oldtown

CUMBERLAND — An 82-year-old Oldtown man was killed late Sunday morning on Lower Town Creek Road at Oldtown when a tree fell on him, according to the Allegany County 911 center.

Kenneth David Richard Jr., 83, died in the accident that occurred at about 10 a.m. as the victim and some associates were cutting down trees on private property, according to the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office.

First-responders reportedly administered CPR before the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Oldtown and District 16 fire and rescue units and Maryland State Police medevac helicopter also responded to the scene.

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