Mike Jenkins, 50, of 307 Blue Run Township Road, was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a tree.
According to the Scioto County Sheriff's Office, Jack Dodridge was cutting firewood in a wooded area behind his home at 397 Blue Run Township Road in Lucasville on Saturday with his son, along with another individual, and Jenkins.
Jack Dodridge told sheriff's deputies that Jenkins was cutting down a tree at about 12:15 p.m.
“I heard the tree crack and I turned to see the tree give way, splitting,” Dodridge wrote in the sheriff's report.
Dodridge said the top of the tree fell, causing the bottom of the tree to raise up. As it came back down, Dodridge said, the tree struck Jenkins in the head, knocking him to the ground.
The three other men ran to check on Jenkins and called for county 911.
Scioto County Sheriff's deputies arrived with Minford Squad 3 and Minford Fire Department, and notified Dr. Wayne Wheeler of the Scioto County Coroner's Office.
Wheeler pronounced Jenkins dead at the scene.
RYAN SCOTT OTTNEY can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 235.