Falling tree during storm kills man at Priest Lake

SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2012, 9:10 A.M.

A Walla Walla man was killed Friday at Priest Lake in Bonner County when a large tree fell on his pickup truck during stormy weather.

Gary E. Bierwagen, 66, was traveling on a private driveway on Pinto Point Road, along Indian Creek Bay, when the tree struck the roof of his 2007 Toyota Tundra about 4:30 p.m., the Idaho State Police said.

Several trees in the area were falling due to a severe thunderstorm that swept through the northern Idaho Panhandle.

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