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Man, 84, dies after struck by tree east of Peterborough: OPP

A man died after he was struck by a tree while operating a tractor near Norwood on Friday. Harrison Perkins/Special to Global News Peterborough

A man died after he was struck by a falling tree east of Peterborough on Friday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m. emergency crews were called to the scene north of County Road 2 where they found a farm tractor in the ditch along Asphodel 7th Line and a large fallen tree branch nearby. The area is about nine kilometres south of the village of Norwood (30 kilometres east of Peterborough).

Read more: Man seriously injured, airlifted to Kingston hospital after tree fall

A man was taken to Campbellford Memorial hospital by paramedics with serious injuries.

Peterborough County OPP around 7 p.m. stated the man was travelling on a tractor when he was was struck by a falling tree.

“The tractor remained in motion until it entered the ditch,” OPP stated. “The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.”

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In an update at 9:30 p.m., OPP stated the 84-year-old man was pronounced deceased in hospital.

“This accident remains under investigation and the identification of the deceased will not be released until the next of kin are notified,” OPP stated.

OPP closed a section of Asphodel 7th Line between Centre Line and County Road 2 as they investigated. The roadway reopened around 10 p.m.

Note: An original version of this story stated the man was airlifted to Sunnybrook Hospital. This was inaccurate information provided by Ornge. 

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