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Westfield man, 81, killed after tree falls on him

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WESTFIELD, Ind. (May 2, 2014)— An 81-year-old Westfield man was killed Friday after a tree fell on him.

Westfield firefighters and police officers responded to the accident near a house on 161st Street. When they arrived, they found the deceased 81-year-old man, whose identity is being withheld pending family notification.

Officials said it appeared the man was cleaning up debris from a portion of a tree that had fallen due to windy conditions the previous day. They said the remaining part of the tree fell on the man.

The official cause of death will be determined following an autopsy.

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