Putnam County Man Killed While Cutting Fallen Tree

By: Anna Baxter, The Associated Press Email
By: Anna Baxter, The Associated Press Email

HURRICANE, W.Va. (AP/WSAZ) -- A Putnam County man is dead after a fallen tree that he was cutting rolled over onto him.

The Sheriff’s Office says 38-year-old Gabriel Michael Collins was killed Tuesday night.

The accident happened on Buff Creek Road outside Hurricane.

Investigators say the 24', de-branched tree that Collins was cutting starting rolling down a hill and over top of Collins.

He died of apparent trauma.

The accident remains under investigation.


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