The Barron County sheriff's office has identified the teen killed by a falling tree during storm cleanup efforts on Friday.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call on Aug.16 of a 14-year-old boy who was struck in the head by a falling tree that was being cut down by another person. 

Initial investigation shows Floyd Lehman, 14, of Melrose, was part of a group cleaning up downed trees from a recent storm, according to Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald. He said Lehman died at the scene.

The incident occurred near Seventh Avenue and 19th Street, Town of Prairie Lake, Barron County.

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department along with the Chetek Fire Department, Chetek Ambulance, Barron County Medical Examiner’s Office, and LifeLink Helicopter responded to the scene.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.