Madison County, NY (WIBX) - A 22-year-old man is dead following a tragic logging accident. Madison County Sheriff's Office officials say it happened around 11:00 this morning, when Matthew J. Stevens of Vern on Center, was logging with three other individuals on private land.

They say when Stevens attempted to pull down a tree, it fell on top of the tractor he was positioned at, pinning him under the tree. Stevens was taken to Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, where he was pronounced dead. His body was taken to the Onondaga Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.