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Man killed after tree falls during property clearing

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year-old Michael Coop of Creswell was killed by a tree that fell on his car while driving

Posted: Sep 4, 2019 8:58 PM
Updated: Sep 6, 2019 9:38 AM

CRESWELL, Ore. -- A man was killed by a falling tree near the 28700 block of Hamm Road just west of Creswell.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Coop, 59, of Creswell was driving a 2011 Dodge 2500 when a tree fell onto the road while he was driving. Coop was pronounced dead at the scene.

The initial investigation found that loggers working nearby cut a tree down, and it fell in the direction of the roadway.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the Lane County Medical Examiner are still investigating the death.

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