Coroner: 2 men dead after logging accident

McVEYTOWN – Two people are dead Wednesday after apparently being struck with a tree they were cutting down in Oliver Township, according to a report from Mifflin County Coroner Dan Lynch.

The report said Randall A. Wert. 36, of Newville and Kermit F. Wells, 71, of Newburg, were working at a logging site at about 10:30 a.m. on Wakefield Road when the incident happened. Both Wells and Wert were pronounced dead at the scene due to blunt force head trauma, according to the report.