HILLSDALE COUNTY, MI – On Monday, December 14th, 2020 at, approximately 6:50 PM, Troopers from the Michigan State Police Jackson Post were dispatched to the 7000 Block of Sterling Road to assist Somerset Ambulance personnel with a medical emergency.
Upon arrival, Troopers located the body of a 45-year-old man from Jerome, Michigan trapped under a tree trunk deceased. Jerome, Michigan is located south of Jackson, between Coldwater and Tecumseh.
The investigation into the incident revealed that a large tree had blown over recently and the man had been using a chainsaw to cut the tree into sections. At some point while he was cutting on the trunk of the tree it rotated back towards him, knocked him down, and trapped him underneath causing fatal injuries. The incident is still under investigation, however foul play is not suspected.
Troopers were assisted on scene by Somerset Ambulance and Moscow Township Fire Department personnel.