Falling tree crushes passing SUV, kills man, 11-year-old son

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a tree fell across an Ohio road and crushed a passing vehicle, killing a man and his 11-year-old son.

The State Highway Patrol says the tree fell across a rural roadway Tuesday night and landed on an SUV near Athens, roughly 65 miles (105 kilometers) southeast of Columbus.

Troopers say Clifford Tyler IV was riding in the vehicle driven by his father, 41-year-old Clifford Tyler III, of Athens. Both died at the scene.

The patrol shared no further details or comment about the incident but said it remains under investigation.

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