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Man killed by falling eucalyptus tree branch in Valley Center

San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Posted at 8:24 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 23:24:13-04

VALLEY CENTER, Calif. (KGTV) — A man was killed Thursday after a tree branch broke free and struck him in Valley Center.

A 54-year-old man was walking in 31000 block of Oak Glen Rd. just before 5 p.m. when a large eucalyptus tree branch broke loose and fell on him, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

Deputies and fire officials responded to provide medical aid, but the man's injuries were fatal and he died at the scene.

Authorities did not reveal the man's identity.