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1 dead, 3 injured after tree falls at retirement center in Sikeston, MO

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SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

The name of one person killed after a tree fell at a retirement center in Sikeston, Missouri has been released.

41-year-old Richard Flye of Sikeston was an employee at the retirement center.

Flye died and three others were injured after a tree fell at the center on Wednesday, May 17.

"We hate that the families going through this but you know I would say that if I had to loose a loved one I would hope they were trying to do something really good like this," said Sikeston DPS Assistant Police Chief Jim McMillen.

According to other employees who were there, Flye was attempting to push the others out of the way.

Of the three injured, McMillen said two have been released and one is going to a trauma center for multiple fractures to her ribs.

The facility is located on the 400 block of Kingshighway. The tree fell around 2:25 p.m.

McMillen said a gust of wind blew over the already rotting tree and sent it onto a picnic table outside where residents and employees usually sit to take breaks.

Family members said they are in shock.

"That was my cousin man, I love him to death and me and him were like this," said LaShon Harrington, Flye's cousin.  "I mean he was just at my house last night." 

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