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Tree Lands On Car, Killing Oxford Driver In 'Freak Accident'

OXFORD (CBS) – A man killed in a freak accident Thursday afternoon when a tree toppled over and landed on his car has been identified.

Oxford Police say the driver, 55-year-old Peter Kintzer of Sutton, was the only one in the car. He was driving down Sutton Ave. around 1:30 p.m. when strong winds blew over an old oak tree.

Oxford Police Lt. Anthony Saad said Kintzer's death was a tragic accident.

A man was killed on Sutton Ave. in Oxford when a tree fell on his car. (WBZ-TV)

"At this point preliminary that's what it appears is that is that this tree was blown over into the roadway car was traveling along and got struck so the guy was in the wrong place at the wrong time unfortunately," said Saad.

The busy road was shut down for hours while crews removed the tree and towed the car away.

Police say high wind is to blame and that other weak trees along the same stretch of road are being checked out by town officials.

No further details are currently available.

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