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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