ONIDA - An Onida man was killed when he was struck by a tree that was being cut down.

Sully County Sheriff Bill Stahl tells KCCR and KGFX that 78-year-old Wayne Rawstern was killed Monday morning when the cottonwood tree fell on top of him. Rawstern was helping a neighbor and two other people cut down the large tree in a vacant lot when the accident happened.

Rawstern was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was hurt.

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