Around 4:41am on Tuesday morning (11/3/15), Ohio County Communications received a call from a woman, identified as Mary Haddix.
Mary told dispatchers that her husband, Gill Haddix, had traveled to some property they owned on White Road in Ohio County, on Monday, to clear some trees off of the land.
Mary stated, that due to the remote location of their property, she was having difficulty reaching her husband by cell phone, and requested deputies try and locate him.
Deputies Zach Brown and Colin English, along with Sheriff Glen Potts responded to the scene and located the subjects’ vehicle. After searching the area on foot, Sheriff Potts requested the assistance of Dearborn County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben McBroom and his K-9 partner Raiko.
Approximately 15 minutes after arriving on scene, Raiko located the man, deceased. Deputies determined the man had been struck by a fallen tree.
The Ohio County Coroner was notified to complete the investigation.
The Ohio County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, Rising Sun Fire Department, Ohio County EMS and the Ohio County Coroner’s office.