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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