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Washington State Man Killed in Alaska Accident

By | August 14, 2014

A logger from Washington state has died after being pinned by an uprooted tree near Ketchikan.

The victim was identified as 51-year-old Kenneth B. Butkovich of Castle Rock, Washington.

Alaska State Troopers say he was struck and pinned by the uprooted tree Tuesday afternoon on Cleveland Peninsula in southeast Alaska.

Troopers don’t suspect foul play. His next-of-kin have been notified, and the body was sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage.

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