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Grundy County Coroner John Callahan says a Naperville man was killed in an apparent freak accident Thursday afternoon in Morris.

A news release from Callahan's office says 58-year-old Chenping Ni, of Naperville, was trimming tree limbs at a property that he owns in the 1000 block of Quail Drive from a ladder when one of the limbs came back and knocked him to the ground.

Ni was taken to Morris Hospital and was pronounced dead just before 4 in the afternoon. Callahan called the circumstances tragic. The death remains under investigation.