Police ID man fatally struck by tree limb in Fairfield

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FAIRFIELD -

Police have identified a man fatally struck by a tree limb during a thunderstorm in Fairfield. 

Jarrod Marotto, 21, of Southington was killed during the incident Wednesday.

It happened on Park Avenue near the intersection of Wilson Street just after 5 p.m. 

Police say a large cottonwood tree was struck by lightning and fell onto the driver’s side of Marotto's car.

Marotto was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. A construction crew was brought in to untangle the tree, wires and car.

It marks the second time in a few weeks that a man was killed by a falling tree in Fairfield.

A 54-year-old man was killed by a falling tree after severe thunderstorms in Fairfield on June 30.

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