Sheriff: Man, 39, killed when branch hits him as he helps fell tree in southern Michigan

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BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Authorities say a southern Michigan man was killed when a limb from a tree he was helping to cut down fell on him.

The Branch County sheriff's department says the accident happened about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Butler Township, east of Coldwater.

The Hillsdale Daily News ( ) says the department identifies the victim as 39-year-old Shane A. Connin, who lived in the area.

The sheriff's department says that Connin was dead when emergency crew members arrived.

Information from: Hillsdale Daily News,

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