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62-year-old man dies during tree-cutting accident in Ionia County

Ionia County sheriff's office
Posted at 1:31 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 13:31:28-05

SEBEWA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 62-year-old man is dead after a tree-cutting accident over the weekend in Ionia County.

It happened just before noon on Saturday near Knox Road and Keefer Highway in Sebewa Township, according to a news release Monday.

Ionia County Sheriff’s deputies say the man was trying to fell a tree when it landed on him.

Portland Ambulance and the Sunfield Fire Department attempted emergency lifesaving procedures, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Drugs and alcohol do not appear to have been factors in the accident.

The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this case with help from the Ionia County Medical Examiner.

Assisting agencies were Ionia County Central Dispatch, Portland Ambulance, the Sunfield Fire Department and Portland Fire Department.