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Published on June 1, 2018

Windstorm victim was Milton District HS Athlete of Year

Milton District High School’s 2016-17 Athlete of the Year was among the victims of Friday’s windstorm-related fatality in rural Milton.

Eighteen-year-old Zach Plater of Nassagaweya— who excelled on the football field and basketball court — and fellow Miller Tree employee Adam Sura, 28, of Orangeville were working in the Fourth Line and 20 Sideroad area when tragedy struck.

Just minutes after clearing branches from the road to allow a trapped school bus full of kids to pass, the two arborists were struck by a fallen tree….

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