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26-year-old man dead after tree falls on 2 vehicles in Mentor

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Posted at 7:10 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 09:03:13-05

MENTOR, Ohio — A 26-year-old man was killed in a crash caused by a fallen tree that occurred in Mentor Sunday morning, according to the Mentor Police Department.

Around 11:38 a.m., officers responded to a crash on Lakeshore Boulevard east of Heather Hill Drive.

Once on scene, officers learned that a large tree had fallen across the roadway, striking two vehicles.

A 51-year-old man driving a 2014 Ford F150 sustained moderate injuries, police said.

A 26-year-old man, later identified as Valentino Panic, driving a 2016 Ford F250 sustained fatal injuries as a result of the fallen tree, according to police.