Fair
48°FFairFull Forecast

10-year-old Iowa boy fatally injured by tree

Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 11:39 a.m. CDT

BURLINGTON (AP) — Garrett Brockway, 10, of Brockway died Wednesday after being struck by a falling tree near his home. He was with his father, who was clearing trees near their home.

Lt. Clint Williams says a tree Bruce Brockway was removing with an excavator knocked over another tree, which knocked over a third tree that struck Garrett in his head.

The sheriff’s office says the incident has been ruled an accident.

Bruce Brockway says Garrett was “a tremendous gift” to him and his wife, Tiffini.

National video

Reader Poll

Did the Newton school board make the right decision to reconfigure schools?
Yes
No
Unsure