- Associated Press - Thursday, September 25, 2014

MENA, Ark. (AP) - Polk County authorities say a 6-year-old boy was crushed to death by a tree that his stepfather was working to remove.

Polk County Chief Deputy Scott Sawyer says Damion Perales was outside with his family Saturday when the accident occurred. He says Perales’ stepfather was cutting down a tree in their yard and it twisted as it fell into another tree.

Sawyer says Perales ran underneath the path of the tree. He died at a Little Rock hospital Tuesday.

In a separate incident, a 65-year-old man was killed Tuesday in Union County when the tree he was cutting fell on top of him. The Union County Sheriff’s Office says Raymond Cossey was trying to remove a tree that was leaning on a chicken house when the tree fell on him.

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