Man Struck, Killed by Tree While Standing on Porch

As the man waited on his back porch, police say a large tree fell and killed him

By David Chang
|  Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012  |  Updated 11:20 PM EDT
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A 62-year-old man is dead after police say he was struck by a tree that fell while he was standing on his back porch waiting outside for his dog. NBC10's

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A 62-year-old man is dead after police say he was struck by a tree that fell while he was standing on his back porch waiting outside for his dog. NBC10's

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A Berks County man died after a 60-foot tree fell on top of a home while he was standing on the porch after letting his dog out.

It happened at a home on 330 Woodside Drive in Pike Township. Investigators say Gerald Witman, 62, of Oley, Pa. let his dog out of the house to use the bathroom. As the man waited on his back porch, police say a tree fell, struck him and killed him.

Witman's wife was inside the home but was not injured, according to investigators.

Crews who were called to the scene found Witman's body. 

 


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