A Lehigh County man was killed when he was hit by a tree he was trying to cut down.

Jerome Tyson, 38, of 6847 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, was trying to cut down a tree at 6761 Crown Lane in Upper Milford Twp., just before 7 p.m. Saturday, when the tree fell on him, according to the Lehigh County coroner's office.

He was pronounced dead at 8:07 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest from multiple blunt force injuries.

The coroner ruled the death an accident.