Sheriff’s Office Identifies Man Who Died After A Tree Fell On Him

His body was taken to the Medical Examiner for further investigation.


FINKSBURG, Md. (AP) – Evening storms in Maryland on Monday knocked a tree down, killing an 89-year-old man in his driveway.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to an emergency call Monday night at a house on Bloom Road in Finksburg, and found a tree fell on the man and trapped him underneath.

Officials said the tree was moved and responders attempted life-saving measures, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as Harry Swan of Finksburg.

An initial investigation revealed Swan was standing in the driveway when high winds from a thunderstorm knocked the tree down onto him.

Swan’s body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for further investigation, says a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Monday night’s storms triggered the National Weather Service to issue tornado warnings during the day and severe thunderstorm and flood watches through the night.


By The Associated Press