• May 19, 2017

Richard Flye Killed, Three Hurt by Falling Tree in Sikeston, MO

Sikeston, MO -- A falling tree at a retirement center in Sikeston, MO killed 41-year-old Richard Flye and left three injured Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

According to the reports, Mr. Flye was at a picnic table with residents and fellow employees at Green Meadows Retirement Center when a gust of wind fell the tree. According to coworkers, Mr. Flye was attempting to help residents when the tree collapsed on him.

Three residents were hospitalized in the incident.

The official investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Further information may be forthcoming as the investigation concludes.

The report made no mention of other injuries in the fatal incident.

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