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Teen killed during storm cleanup was from Melrose

August 20, 2019

CHETEK, Wis. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy who was killed when a tree fell on his head during storm cleanup efforts has been identified as a Melrose teen.

Authorities say Floyd Lehman was part of a group of people cleaning up downed trees Friday in the town of Prairie Lake, outside Chetek. He was hit in the head by a falling tree that was being cut down by another person.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says Lehman died at the scene.

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