By Associated Press - Saturday, June 13, 2015

WORTH, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man died after a tree smashed into his mobile home during a storm that brought damage to both sides of the commonwealth.

Emergency responders in Butler County said the Worth resident was killed at about 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Slippery Rock fire chief Ken Taggart said other family members were able to escape, but the 31-year-old victim “was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

He said it’s unclear whether the tree was toppled by wind or lightning, but the death was “definitely storm-related.” The victim’s name wasn’t immediately released.

There were widespread reports of trees downed in western Pennsylvania.

In eastern Pennsylvania, strong winds also brought down trees and toppled more than a dozen trailers in a Bethlehem Township warehouse parking lot.

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