Western Wash. man killed in Alaska logging accident

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A logger from Washington state has died after being pinned by an uprooted tree near Ketchikan.

KTVA reports the victim was identified as 51-year-old Kenneth B. Butkovich of Castle Rock, Washington.

Alaska State Troopers say he was struck and pinned by the uprooted tree Tuesday afternoon on Cleveland Peninsula in southeast Alaska.

Troopers don't suspect foul play. His next-of-kin have been notified, and the body was sent to the state Medical Examiner's Office in Anchorage.