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HIGHLAND, Ill. (KMOX) –  The Madison County man who had a tree fall on him while he was cutting it down with his son, has died.

Captain Brad Wells says 75-year-old Christian Bargetzi was on a tractor that was supporting the tree, while his son was cutting the tree at a home in the 12,000 block of State Route 143 in Highland.  When the tree fell, it pinned Bargetzi against a fender.

A Sheriff’s Deputy and emergency personnell were eventually able to free Bargetzi. He died later at a hospital.

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