First responders were called to the 6000 block of County Road 1100 South in Cass
County at approximately 11:12 am on December 23 for a male that had been struck
by a falling tree branch. Arriving units located a 47-year-old male approximately
one quarter mile off the roadway that had been struck by a falling tree branch while
cutting and dragging logs with a co-worker for the Conner Saw Mill of Walton, IN.
The male, Jason M. Johnston, of Peru, IN, was pronounced deceased at the scene by
Cass County Coroner George Franklin.
Agencies assisting the Cass County Sheriff’s Office were the Walton Police
Department, Logansport Police Department, Galveston Fire Department, Walton
Fire Department, Logansport Fire Department, Cass County EMS and the Cass
County Coroner’s Office.
The next of kin have been notified.
This is an on-going industrial work accident investigation and no foul play is
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 574-