Man dies when tree falls on him in Jo Daviess County

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A 60-year-old Apple River, Illinois man was killed when a tree fell on him as he was cutting firewood.

Police said William White was cutting down a tree for firewood, on property in the 2800 block of E. Whitehaven Lane, when a tree apparently fell on him.

The sheriff’s office got a call about the accident at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

White was pronounced dead at the scene.