Authorities are trying to determine what caused a large tree to fall in a Rochester suburb, killing the driver of a car and injuring a passenger.

Deadly tree fall in East Rochester, NY (WHAM-TV)
Deadly tree fall in East Rochester, NY (WHAM-TV)

Local media outlets report that the tree fell Sunday afternoon in the village of East Rochester. Village police say it landed on the windshield of a passing car, killing 47-year-old Jeffrey Miller of Pittsford and injuring 48-year-old Howard Sumi of New Jersey. Sumi, whose hometown wasn't initially available, was reported in satisfactory condition at a hospital.

Violent thunderstorms hit the Rochester area on Saturday night. There was no immediate indication that the tree was damaged by the storm.


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