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A 79-year-old man was killed Wednesday after a tree fell on him in Washington Township, according to the York County Coroner's office.

The coroner's office said in a news release that it appeared that the man had been cutting a tree when it split, causing one part of it to hit him Wednesday, March 20.

 Ray Cooley, of Paradise Township, was pronounced dead about 12:25 p.m.

The incident happened in a wooded area in the 1900 block of Ridge Road.

His cause of death was blunt-force chest trauma, and the manner was accidental. There will not be an autopsy.

 

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