NEW TRIPOLI, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man was struck and killed by a falling tree branch in eastern Pennsylvania.

The Lehigh County coroner’s office says 68-year-old Mark Garvey was cutting a tree on his son’s property in New Tripoli when he was struck by the branch at about 10 a.m. Friday.

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Officials said the Alburtis resident was pronounced dead shortly after 12:30 p.m. Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.

The cause of death was attributed to blunt force trauma to the head, and the death was ruled accidental.

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