- Associated Press - Monday, January 12, 2015

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - The Clark County coroner is identifying a landscaper who died after becoming trapped by palm fronds high up a tree as 46-year-old Daniel Wynn Smith of Las Vegas.

Smith’s death on Sunday afternoon was the second similar case within three weeks in North Las Vegas.

Fire Capt. Cedric Williams says firefighters from North Las Vegas and Las Vegas found Smith trapped more than 25 feet up a tree in a neighborhood near Owens Avenue and Pecos Road.

Williams says it wasn’t clear how long Smith had been stuck before firefighters were called.

A similar accident occurred Dec. 22, when 49-year-old Carlos Dye suffocated beneath cut palm fronds in a tree several blocks from where Sunday’s incident occurred.

The Clark County coroner ruled Dye’s death an accident.


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