Fatal accident involving a tree falling on a Decatur County man

Decatur County Sheriff Department —

On January 11, 2022, the Decatur County Communication Center  received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a male that was cutting a tree and the tree had fallen  on the male. Alvin Urban Wuestefeld, age 74, was cutting a tree that had been damaged  during a storm. While Mr. Wuestefeld was cutting an off shoot on the trunk, the main tree  gave way and fell on him. Mr. Wuestefeld was working with his brother-in-law Donald  Schwegman. Mr. Wuestefeld was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The following agencies assisted on this call: The Decatur County Communications  Center, Decatur County EMS, New Point Volunteer Fire Department, Greensburg Fire Department, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, and the Decatur County Coroner’s  Office.

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