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Police: Man killed in tree-cutting accident involving chainsaw in Hunterdon County

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A 33-year-old man was killed when a tree he was cutting down fell on him in Tewksbury Township Thursday morning, according to Tewksbury Township Police Chief Timothy Barlow.

On Jan. 26, at around 9:10 a.m., police responded to 29 McCann Mill Road for a man trapped under the tree, Barlow said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a man was operating a chain saw to cut down a tree when the tree fell on top of him, Barlow said.

The man succumbed to his injuries and his identity is not being released at this time pending the notification of next-of-kin, Barlow said.

The Tewksbury Police were assisted by emergency crews from the Tewksbury First Aid & Rescue Squad, Whitehouse Rescue Squad, Paramedics from Hunterdon Medical Center, and the Pottersville Fire Company.

“The Tewksbury Township Police wish to express our condolences to the victim’s family and friends,” Barlow 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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