Albert Lea,MN (KROC AM News) - A Byron man was killed Monday in a tree-related accident in Freeborn County.

The deadly incident happened at 12:45 p.m. at a rural site northeast of Albert Lea.

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s office says 70 year old Darrell Crawford was standing under a canopy while others were attempting to pull down a dead tree. It was lodged into another tree and when they started to pull, both trees fell.  One struck the canopy that Crawford was standing under.  A metal portion of the canopy hit Crawford on the head and he was knocked unconscious.

Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

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