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Elderly man killed by tree in Highland, Illinois

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(KMOV) -- A 75-year-old man has died after a tree fell on him in the 12,000 block of Route 143 in Highland, Illinois.

According to the Madison County coroner's office, Christian Bargetzi died from his injuries.

The Madison County sheriff's office received a 911 call around 11:00 a.m. on Friday from a man who had been cutting a tree with Bargetzi.

The men were using a tractor to help support a tree while they were cutting it down. Bargetzi was on the tractor while the other man was cutting on the tree. 

The tree fell, pinning Bargetzi on the tractor against a fender on the tractor. The other man immediately called 911.

Crews eventually were able to remove the Bargetzi from underneath the tree. He was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland, Illinois where he later died.
   

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