- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

HUNTINGTON, Mass. (AP) - Police say a man was killed when a tree fell on him in the western Massachusetts community of Huntington.

The town’s police chief says the 44-year-old Westfield man was with family chopping down trees for firewood in a remote wooded area of town at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday when he was “crushed” by a tree.

Police and firefighters rushed to the accident scene off Route 112 and transported the man to Noble Hospital in Westfield, where he was pronounced dead.

His name was not made public.

The chief says the death was an accident.

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