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DeKalb County man killed by falling tree

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA21) - A man died on Friday when he was caught beneath a tree he was cutting down, DeKalb County officials said.

Rescue units responded to the 1100 block of CR 40 and found Layton Casselman unresponsive.

They believe he had been working to bring down the tree when it fell in an unexpected direction, landing on him.

Efforts to revive Casselman were unsuccessful.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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