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Man killed by falling tree branch in Morris Township

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Authorities say a Pennsylvania man was struck and killed by a falling tree branch in Morris Township Thursday morning.

On Aug. 13, at around 9:11 a.m., 58-year-old Jody Terwilliger of Shohola, Pa was in the woods completing tree work in the area of Craig Road and Sussex Avenue when he was struck by a falling tree branch, Morris Township Police Captain Robert Shearer said.

Police and responding medical personnel performed CPR on Terwilliger before being transported to Morristown Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead, Shearer said.

Terwilliger’s death was accidental, Shearer said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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