Worker Killed In Cass County After He Was Struck By A Falling Tree Branch.



First responders were called to the 6000 block of County Road 1100 South in Cass

County at approximately 11:12 am on December 23 for a male that had been struck

by a falling tree branch. Arriving units located a 47-year-old male approximately

one quarter mile off the roadway that had been struck by a falling tree branch while

cutting and dragging logs with a co-worker for the Conner Saw Mill of Walton, IN.

The male, Jason M. Johnston, of Peru, IN, was pronounced deceased at the scene by

Cass County Coroner George Franklin.


Agencies assisting the Cass County Sheriff’s Office were the Walton Police

Department, Logansport Police Department, Galveston Fire Department, Walton

Fire Department, Logansport Fire Department, Cass County EMS and the Cass

County Coroner’s Office.

The next of kin have been notified.


This is an on-going industrial work accident investigation and no foul play is

suspected.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 574-

753-7800.



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