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Russiaville man dies in tree trimming incident

Posted at 4:20 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 16:20:38-05

HOWARD COUNTY — A 65-year-old man from Russiaville died this week in a tree trimming incident.

Deputies with the Howard County Sheriff’s Office were called to a house near 600 West and State Road 22 Thursday afternoon for a welfare check.

They found an unresponsive man suspended about 40 feet from the ground in a bucket truck.

The man was pronounced dead at 4:50 p.m. He was later identified as William C. Lidy, 65.

An autopsy has scheduled, and the case remains under investigation.