Freeman Township man dies after being hit in head by falling branch

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Jun. 8—FREEMAN TOWNSHIP — A local man cutting wood was killed Sunday when a branch on a tree fell and hit him on the head, Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said Monday.

Deputy Andrew Morgan responded to the call at about 2:20 p.m.

A 40-year-old man was in the woods with his 68-year-old father cutting wood and dropping trees behind the family property when the branch fell, he said. The property is off Baker Hill Road.

The death was accidental, Nichols said.

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