A Daviess County man died Sunday afternoon after a tree fell on him while he was cutting firewood.

Stanley Sheldon, 62, of Lewisport, was killed when the tree collapsed in the opposite direction as planned. Sheldon was trapped until the Knottsville Fire Department was able to cut the tree and remove it, according to a Daviess County Sheriff's Department press release.

According to DCSD Major Barry Smith, Sheldon was clearing recently purchased land about noon on Sunday when the incident occurred. Sheldon was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The incident occurred in the 8300 block of Kentucky 144.

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