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Rochelle man dies after tree falls on excavator near Union

A 58-year-old Rochelle man died Saturday after a large tree fell on his excavator, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded about
1:41 p.m. to the 8100 block of Leech Road in unincorporated Union to assist area firefighters, Sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rogers said.

Upon their arrival, they found an excavator with a tree on it.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rogers said there did not appear to be anything suspicious about the incident.

The McHenry County Coroner’s Office also responded.

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