Elderly man dies after 20-ft tree falls on him

Tree fell near adult care facility in West Linn

An elderly man was critically injured when a 20-foot tree fell on him near a West Linn adult care facility, May 4, 2017. (KOIN)

WEST LINN, Ore. (KOIN) — An 90-year-old man died after an old tree toppled on him, the Multnomah County Medical Examiner said.

Robert L. Ruff was sitting on the patio at an adult care facility in West Linn when more than 20-foot tree fell Thursday evening.

Officials said it was the tree’s age, not the weather, that caused it to fall.

The City of West Linn is investigating the incident to make sure protocol and policies were followed.

An elderly man was critically injured when a 20-foot tree fell on him near a West Linn adult care facility, May 4, 2017. (KOIN)