Honea Path man dies after being struck by a falling tree

Honea Path, SC – 58-year-old Robert Blackston died after being struck by a falling tree. Blackston was sitting on his tractor when a tree that was being cut, “twisted the wrong way” as it fell.

Blackston jumped off the tractor, but a limb from the tree struck him in the back. He was conscious for a short time but died of his injuries a short time later, Abbeville County Deputy Coroner Sam Ferguson said.

He died shortly before 9:00 pm from blunt force trauma to the head and chest. The tree fell on Blackston’s property, Ferguson said. He declined to say who had been cutting the tree.

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https://www.wspa.com/news/man-killed-in-tree-cutting-accident-in-abbeville-co/1914502798

https://www.foxcarolina.com/news/coroner-tree-being-cut-down-fell-on-killed-honea-path/article_b696d06a-5bbd-11e9-8d3d-875f7f654f11.html

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