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UPDATE: Tree falls and crushes car, one man dead

OREGON (WKOW) -- Oregon Police tell 27 News the victim in a tragic accident on Main St. Friday morning, was a 46-year-old man, but they will not release his name until family can be notified.

Authorities have been able to determine no one else was in the Geo Prism when a large oak tree came crashing down, while the man was driving by.

Investigative Reporter Tony Galli is in Oregon right now, and will update this story with new details on the crash all day long here on our web channel, and tonight on 27 News beginning at 5:00.


OREGON (WKOW) -- Dane County Coroner John Stanley said a man in his 20s was killed when a tree fell on top of a car and crushed it in downtown Oregon Friday morning.

Stanley said the man's death was verified just after 9:00 a.m.

Stanley tells 27 News attempts continue to determine if there are any other victims of this accident.

Resident Betty Johnson, who lives on Monroe St., near the scene of the man's death, said his car was driving past the tree when it fell. Johnson said winds were very high at the time of the crash.

Oregon School Teacher Jacob Soule said winds were high enough at the time of the accident that a smaller branch hit him as he made his way to see what had happened.

Soule estimated the time period of the high winds to be about 10 minutes. Soule said the crushed car was near the center line of Oregon's Main St. with morning traffic stopped behind it, but untouched by the oak tree's collapse.

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