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Man killed by falling branch in Cass County accident

A Peru man was killed Thursday by a falling tree branch.

First responders were called to the 6000 block of Cass County Road 1100 South.  Jason Johnston, 47, was struck by a falling tree branch while cutting and dragging logs with a co-worker for the Conner Saw Mill of Walton.

The accident happened about a quarter mile off the road.

The Cass County Sheriff’s office, Walton Police Department, Logansport Police Department, Galveston Fire Department, Walton Fire Department, Logansport Fire Department, Cass County EMS and Cass County Coroner’s Office were at the scene.