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JEFFERSON — A 48-year-old man from Jefferson is dead after a large pine tree fell onto the cab of his excavator.

Dennis Hoey dhoey@pressherald.com

Lt. Michael Murphy of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department said today that Peter Peaslee was killed last Thursday while he was clearing land owned by Michael Cassella. Cassella’s property is located near the intersection of Route 17 and Travelers Pond Road in Jefferson.

Source: Portland Press Herald