Man killed while clearing brush in Highland - KMOV.com

Man killed while clearing brush in Highland

HIGHLAND, Ill. (AP) -- Investigators in southwestern Illinois' Madison County say a man was killed in a brush-clearing accident on his property.

Coroner Stephen Nonn says 61-year-old James Plocher died at a hospital Sunday shortly after the accident in Helvetia Township.

Nonn says Plocher's wife was driving a vehicle attached to a rope and chain as they tried to remove a large, dead limb. The rope snapped under the strain and hit Plocher in the head.

Meridith Funeral Home in Highland is handling funeral arrangements.

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