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Archive for Monday, December 10, 2012

Rural Lawrence man killed while cutting down trees

December 10, 2012, 4:57 p.m. Updated December 10, 2012, 7:42 p.m.

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A 56-year-old Lawrence man died after he was hit and pinned by a tree while cutting down trees Thursday just west of Lone Star.

Steven D. Hoover was cutting trees on a relative's property Thursday afternoon, said Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Steve Lewis. A relative found Hoover trapped under a tree around 3:30 p.m. and called emergency workers.

Hoover, a 1974 Lawrence High graduate, was taken by air ambulance to Stormont-Vail Hospital, where he later died.

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