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Man, 85, killed when tree he was cutting falls on him

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MULLICA TWP. -- An 85-year-old man died Thursday morning when a tree he was cutting fell on him, township police said.

Ronald Loatwall was pronounced dead at the scene after police received a 911 call from his wife. He was cutting a tree in the yard of the couple's Baremore Road home.

"This event is being viewed as a tragic accident," police said in a press release.

Loatwell lived in Mullica Township for more than 50 years, police noted.

AtlantiCare EMS, Elwood Fire Department and Mullica Township public works responded to the scene.

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