Weatherman Dies in Freak Accident

by | March 27, 2012 at 8:59 AM | General

A Pennsylvania community is mourning the loss of meteorologist Ken Reeves after an accident at cut his life short on Sunday, March 25.

Reeves, 50, died after a fall from the roof of his home in Lemont, Pa., StateCollege.com reports.

Reeves was removing Christmas lights at about 5 p.m. when the accident occurred. He was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center, where it was reported that Reeves died of a head trauma.

Reeves was vice president, general manager and senior meteorologist at AccuWeather Inc., where stunned coworkers are receiving condolences from others in the field.

In an obituary posted on StateCollege.com, Reeves was remembered as a forward-thinking meteorologist who helped modernize the industry.

“He always had a passion to make things better,” Henry Margusity, expert senior meteorologist and news manager at AccuWeather, told StateCollege.com. “Even when we were in school, he was always the person leading the charges and getting people to follow him to do innovative things.”

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