Tree Falls On Car, Kills One

A Garner man is dead after a large tree fell on top of the car he was riding in.

Dejuan Green, 21, of Garner was riding in the front seat of a car when a massive tree crushed it, killing him on impact.

Trooper Eric Hunt said both the driver, John Wolff of Raleigh, and back seat passenger, Brandy Donovan of Garner, were taken to Wake Med and are in good condition.

According to Hunt the tree measured around 24-26 inches in diameter. Firefighters cut the tree into pieces with chainsaws to remove it from the car.

"I can't recall this ever happening before as most of the time the tree is already down on the roadway and the vehicle will actually strike the tree. But as far as the tree actually falling on-top of the vehicle, I have never had it happen," Hunt said.

According to officials the accident is being blamed on the tree’s age and condition.


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  • by Not to be Announced Location: North Carolina on Aug 24, 2009 at 07:19 AM
    I just want to say that I am shocked at this incident and how it occured. No one would have never expected for something like this to happen. This shocking incident just lets us know as people that the world has reached it peak and its coming to an end......until further notice. I warn you to be ready for whatever becasue no one knows when their time will be. I just pray they be ready when it come. i send my love and condolensces out to the heartbroken family. May God be with you aand carry you through this grieving time.
  • by Randy Location: Greenville on Aug 20, 2009 at 08:31 AM
    It happens more often than you think. It happened on Hwy 33 after Floyd. Crushed the driver of a truck while he was going 55mph.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 20, 2009 at 06:46 AM
    Wow, when it happens like that, it was just your time to go.
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