Falling Tree Crushes Texas Tree Cutter
A man trimming trees in East Texas was killed Wednesday by a falling tree.
The Angelina County Sheriff's Office said the victim was dead at the scene Wednesday afternoon after a 20-foot section of tree fell on him.
The man was identified as Lucio Vasquez of Groveton.
The incident happened on private property at a rural site near Pollok, about 125 miles northeast of Houston.
Authorities said Vasquez and several other people were part of the tree-cutting crew using heavy equipment and chain saws.
Authorities ordered an autopsy.
Published at 10:53 AM CST on Jan 23, 2014
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