Indiana man died of asphyxia in farming accident

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PRINCETON, Ind. (January 21, 2016) — A coroner says a southwestern Indiana farmer who was found pinned under a tree died of asphyxia.

Gibson County Coroner Barrett Doyle said an autopsy Wednesday determined the cause of death for Roger Michel, 59, of Fort Branch.

The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office says Michel was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident about 20 miles north of Evansville. The accident was reported to dispatchers Tuesday afternoon.