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Man in Garrett killed while trying to cut tree

First responders in DeKalb County were called to the 1100 block of County Road 40 in Garrett just before 1:30 p.m. reference to a tree that had fallen on a man.

Posted: Dec 13, 2019 5:21 PM
Updated: Dec 15, 2019 9:05 AM

GARRETT, Ind. (WFFT) — A man is dead in DeKalb County after police say a tree fell on him Friday afternoon.

First responders in DeKalb County were called to the 1100 block of County Road 40 in Garrett just before 1:30 p.m. in reference to a tree that had fallen on a man.

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Deputies say they arrived at the scene and found an unresponsive man.

Investigators say it appeared that the man was trying to cut down a tree when it fell in an unexpected direction and he became pinned underneath.

The victim was identified as Layton Casselman, who was pronounced dead at the scene deputies said.

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