Linn County man dies while cleaning up downed trees

Cedar Rapids, IA – 74-year-old Richard Shanahan died in an accident while assisting another man clean up downed trees.

According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, emergency personnel arrived at the scene around 1:20 PM. Upon arrival, they found Shanahan partially ran over by a Bobcat skid loader that was being used to assist in the cleanup. The operator accidentally backed into Shanahan.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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