Man dies after a tree falls on him in Pittsylvania County

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident in which a tree fell on a man, killing him.

According to a release from the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Clearview Drive in Pittsylvania County.

According to the release, deputies learned from witnesses that the man was attempting to cut down the tree before it dropped on him. He was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies say.

The identity of the man has not been released at this time.

Deputies believe the incident was an accident.

This incident remains under investigation.

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