CHETEK, Wis — Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin are investigating the death of a teenager who was hit by a falling tree while helping with storm cleanup.
The teen has been identified as 14-year-old Floyd Lehman of Melrose, Wisconsin.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says it happened Friday at a residence outside of Chetek. He says the preliminary investigation found the teen was assisting in storm cleanup with a large group when he did not see a tree coming down and it struck him.
Lifesaving measures were attempted but the young man died at the scene.
The sheriff says the teen was from out of the area. While relatives have been notified, the victim's name was not immediately released.