Released by Russell Jacks with Tyler Police Department:
On 09-14-2011 at approximately 3:45pm, Tyler Police Officers were called to 9039 Elm Tree Circle.
The home owner, Robert Nicholas Kemper Jr. (DOB 10-03-1959) and two employees had been cutting a tree in the yard of the residence.
Reportedly the tree became hung in another tree as it fell. When the group dislodged the tree, Mr. Kemper accidentally fell to the ground and was crushed under the falling tree, killing him.
Investigators from the Tyler Police Department Crimes Against Persons Unit responded to the residence to investigate.
At this time the incident appears to be an unfortunate accident.