A second man has died from that freak accident at a western Nebraska recreational area when a large Cottonwood tree came crashing down on three men sitting at a picnic table.
The Scotts Bluff County Attorney’s office reports 44-year-old Mark Pennell of Lakewood, Colorado died Tuesday at a local hospital.
Pennell had been injured in the accident that claimed the life of 49-year-old Matthew Weaver of Loveland, Colorado. A third man, 31-year-old Daniel Randall of Bayard, was injured.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports a large cottonwood tree snapped and fell on the three at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area.
According to Game and Parks, the three were sitting at a privately-owned picnic table in an area accessible only by boat or private property.