Hurricane Sandy hit Upper Milford Township hard with storm damage and power outages - and now a fatality, according to the Lehigh County coroner.
Jerome Tyson, 38, of New Tripoli, was pronounced dead at 8:07 p.m. Saturday in the emergency department of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.
Tyson was clearing debris from the hurricane at 6761 Crown Lane in Upper Milford when a damaged tree he was cutting fell on him, Grim said. The death was ruled accidental and was caused by multiple blunt trama injuries following an autopsy performed Monday morning.
At least four other Lehigh Valley residents died as a result of the storm.
In New Jersey, a man died in a chain saw accident trimming trees after the hurricane.