A Jackson Township
man died on Sunday after a tree he was felling on his property landed on top
of him, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police is reporting.
Harris identified the victim this morning as Allan Marschak, 50.
police, around 4:25 p.m. Marschak was felling trees on his property, located
in the 800 north block of C.R. 500E, when one of the trees toppled towards
him, trapping him beneath. Despite efforts by family and first-responders to
cut back the tree and safely remove him, Marschak was pronounced dead at the
Responding to the
scene were PCSP deputies, Porter Regional Hospital EMS, and the Liberty and
Washington volunteer township fire departments. LTVFD Assistant Chief
Wineland reported that the WTVFD established a landing zone for a helicopter
at the scene, after EMS initially requested an airlift from Lutheran Air