Princeton man dies from fallen tree

October 30, 2012 1:02:38 PM PDT
A Mercer County man is dead after the strong winds of Sandy caused a tree to fall on top of him.

Princeton Township authorities responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Great Road to a report of a person trapped beneath a tree.

Upon arrival, officers located the homeowner, 61-year-old William Sword, trapped beneath a tree which had fallen on him as he cleared storm debris from his driveway.

Princeton first aid and rescue squad responded to the scene.

Sword was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Princeton Township Police Department continues to investigate.