A Freeman Township man was killed on Sunday after a branch fell and struck him on the head.

The 40-year-old man had been working in the woods, cutting wood and clearing trees with his 68-year-old father, the Lewiston Sun Journal reported.

The death happened on the family property located off Baker Hill Road, at around 2:20 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, the newspaper reported.

Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. told the Lewiston newspaper that the death was accidental.

Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.