Columbus man dies while trimming a tree

A man died Sunday when a gust of wind took a tree branch the wrong direction and killed him. (WSYX/WTTE)

COLUMBUS (WSYX/WTTE) — Columbus police said a man died Sunday afternoon during a tree trimming accident along Duxberry Avenue in North Columbus.

Witnesses said it appeared that a branch struck and crushed the victim after a gust of wind pushed it in the wrong direction.

Investigators said it appeared to be an accident.

Police have not yet released the name, or age of the victim.

No other injuries were reported.

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