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Person killed after being hit by a tree in Clifton

Man dies after being struck by tree
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 9:23 PM MDT|Updated: May. 15, 2022 at 7:39 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - On Wednesday, around 4 p.m., a person died after being struck by a tree at 3480 F Rd. in Clifton.

At the time of the incident, the wind was blowing harshly. We haven’t confirmed if the wind caused the tree to fall over.

Palisade Fire Department and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office were on the scene.

May 14 Update: The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of an 85-year-old male resident of Clifton. The family has requested his name not be released at this time. The cause of death is multiple blunt force injuries and the manner of death is accident. The law enforcement agency overseeing this investigation is the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

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