Fallen Tree Kills Oil City Man

An Oil City man is dead after a large tree fell on the cab of his tractor-trailer Monday afternoon on Route 27 in Pittsfield Township.

Police say 57-year-old Lanny Ross was traveling west when the tree fell from the north edge of the road.

Warren County Coroner Jeremiah Borden pronounced Ross dead at the scene. Borden says it’s unclear why the tree fell, but he believes recent rain may have softened the ground, causing the tree – including the roots – to fall onto the truck and the road.

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