A 39-year-old Ellis County man was killed when a tree fell on him Saturday in a rural part of the county.

Jarrod P. Depenbusch was cutting down a tree in the late afternoon or early evening hours Saturday when a tree fell on top of him in the 1700 block of Emmeram Road.

The Ellis County coroner and the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office still are investigating the accident.

First responders from the Ellis County EMS, Ellis County Rural Fire Department, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Ellis County Emergency Management and the Kansas Highway Patrol assisted with the incident, according to a release from the sheriff’s department.