NAMES RELEASED: Two die in separate accidents near Williamsburg - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

NAMES RELEASED: Two die in separate accidents near Williamsburg

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WILLIAMSBURG (KWWL) -- Authorities have now released the names of two men killed early Thursday afternoon in separate accidents near Williamsburg.

The first accident happened at 12:45 p.m. near the 2600 block of "O" Avenue in rural Williamsburg.  Frank Meager, 33, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, was killed when a tree he was cutting down fell on him.  He was a subcontractor working to clear the right of way for a pipe line company.

The second happened at 1:46 p.m. near the intersection of 225th Street and NN Avenue in rural Williamsburg.  A group of hunters were trying to free a pickup from being stuck in the snow when the tow strap failed.  Part of the strap struck Gerome Miller, 63, of Marengo, killing him.

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