Freak Crash: Tree Crashes Down, Kills Man Walking in Metro Parks

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A 64-year-old killed Monday evening while walking in the Metro Parks.

Anthony Flauto was walking in the Lagoon Picnic area near Cedar Point Road when the tree - which was about 60-feet off the trail - cracked and fell on top of him.

Another park visitor saw the accident and called for help.

The Elyria man was rushed to South West General Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after 6PM.

The tree appeared healthy. Investigators are currently examining the tree to see why it collapsed.

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