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Man killed by falling tree when loading lawnmower into trailer

One person is dead after a tree fell in the area of B and Brooks Streets
One person is dead after a tree fell in the area of B and Brooks Streets(Courtesy WDBJ)
Published: May. 4, 2021 at 5:28 PM EDT
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AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: The victim is a 34-year-old man who died after a tree fell on a trailer he was loading a lawnmower into. He died on impact, WDBJ7 learned Tuesday.

The man was from out of state.

Authorities are not releasing his identity until his next of kin are notified.

EARLIER STORY: The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office says one person was killed by a falling tree Tuesday in the area of B and Brooks Streets.

The tree fell during severe weather.

The sheriff’s office has not released any specifics, such as location.

Stay with WDBJ7 for updates on this developing story.

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