Russia man dies in tree cutting accident


Vehicles drive down Oakwood Street in Russia shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, in a tribute to Randall Marchal, of Russia, who died Saturday.

Vehicles drive down Oakwood Street in Russia shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, in a tribute to Randall Marchal, of Russia, who died Saturday.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

RUSSIA — A Russia man was killed while cutting down a tree Saturday afternoon.

According to Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart, Randall Marchal, 64, of Russia, died around 3 p.m. Saturday when the tree he was cutting down kicked back and fell in the opposite direction than what he was expecting. Marchal was with two family members when the accident happened in the 2300 block of Russia-Houston Road.

Marchal was pinned under the tree after it struck him in the head. Versailles Rescue Squad provided assistance at the scene. Marchal was pronounced dead and his body was transported to the coroner’s office for an autopsy..

The accident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

Vehicles drive down Oakwood Street in Russia shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, in a tribute to Randall Marchal, of Russia, who died Saturday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/04/web1_SDN040720WakeDrive-1.jpgVehicles drive down Oakwood Street in Russia shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, in a tribute to Randall Marchal, of Russia, who died Saturday. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News