Falling tree claims the life of a Daviess County man

WASHINGTON – A Washington man died Tuesday afternoon when a tree fell on him in Daviess County.

At approximately 3:51 p.m., Daviess County Central Dispatch received a call for assistance in reference to a tree that had fallen on a male, later identified as 71-year-old Ronald Lewis.

EMS, fire personnel, and deputies responded to the scene and freed Lewis from under the tree. Lewis was then transported to Daviess Community Hospital, where he died from his injuries.