Spring Mills man killed by falling tree

SPRING MILLS — Dale G. Musser, 81, of Spring Mills, died early Friday evening in a tree cutting accident, according to Centre County Coroner Scott A. Sayers.

Musser was by himself cutting down a tree for firewood in Penn Township when he was struck by a falling limb, Sayers said.

When he didn’t return home, family went to check on his welfare and found him lying on the ground, unresponsive with injuries, the coroner said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner.

The investigation indicates Musser was struck by a falling limb, and an autopsy showed he died of blunt force trauma, Sayers said.

State police at Rockview also responded and aided in the investigation.