Loading…
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeHome
Published: Thursday, 10/11/2001

Falling tree limb kills man at his Sylvania Twp. home

A 57-year-old Sylvania Township man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he was hit on the head by a falling tree limb at his home, township police said.

Larry H. Mersing of 2330 Irwin Rd., was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The death was accidental, caused by head and neck injuries, Dr. Cynthia Beisser, Lucas County deputy coroner, ruled.

Mr. Mersing was cutting down the tree with a chainsaw about 1:20 p.m. when the tree began to fall. "As it began to tilt, it struck a higher branch and [the limb] hit him in the left side of the head," Detective Todd Slaman said.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Points of Interest






Poll