OXFORD (CBS) – A man killed in a freak accident Thursday afternoon when a tree toppled over and landed on his car has been identified.
Oxford Police say the driver, 55-year-old Peter Kintzer of Sutton, was the only one in the car. He was driving down Sutton Ave. around 1:30 p.m. when strong winds blew over an old oak tree.READ MORE: 'We're All Paying For The Decisions Of The Unvaccinated.' Worcester Starts Mask Mandate On Monday
Oxford Police Lt. Anthony Saad said Kintzer’s death was a tragic accident.
“At this point preliminary that’s what it appears is that is that this tree was blown over into the roadway car was traveling along and got struck so the guy was in the wrong place at the wrong time unfortunately,” said Saad.READ MORE: Boston's Famous 'Skinny House' In The North End Sells For $1.25 Million
The busy road was shut down for hours while crews removed the tree and towed the car away.
Police say high wind is to blame and that other weak trees along the same stretch of road are being checked out by town officials.MORE NEWS: WBZ Radio Marks 100 Years On The Air
No further details are currently available.