Nebraska man killed after tree branch causes home’s chimney to collapse

LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska man was killed in “an act of nature” after a tree fell onto this home’s roof on Thursday, causing a chimney to collapse, authorities said.

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Kevin Clements, 59, of Lincoln, was killed as he sat in the sunroom of his home, KLKN-TV reported. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another person was inside the home but was not injured, KOLN-TV reported.

Lincoln Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Michael Smith told KLKN that the limb falling was “an act of nature” on a windy day.

Emergency personnel arriving at the scene discovered that a large branch had broken from a tree, falling onto the roof and the brick chimney of Clements’ home, News Channel Nebraska reported.

The branch and chimney then fell through the roof of the sunroom and struck Clements, killing him, according to the television station.