NBCPhiladelphia.com - Cydney Long
An elderly man died while sleeping in his Berks County home after a snow-covered tree fell on top of him.
An elderly man was killed on Saturday while sleeping in his Berks County home.
It happened on Skyline Drive in Temple around 2:20 p.m.
Police say Charles Loder, 84, was napping in his recliner when a large tree with accumulated snow fell on top of his house, striking him and killing him instantly.
Loder died from massive blunt force trauma, according to investigators.
Police say it took rescue crews two hours to remove Loder from the home as trees were falling in the area after the incident.