Official says man killed by falling tree

WEST POINT, NE (Associated Press) — An official says a man was killed when a tree fell on him in northeast Nebraska’s Cuming County.

The accident occurred Saturday on a farm southwest of West Point. Cuming County Attorney Dan Bracht says 53-year-old Bernard “Bernie” Hunke was cutting trees when one fell on him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He lived in West Point.

Hunke was the veterans services officer and emergency manager for Cuming County.

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