Man dies after running into the path of a falling tree

Dickenson County, VA – 25-year-old Aaron Hackney died after he was struck by a falling tree.

Witnesses told police Hackney had been assisting other family members in cutting down a tree. When the tree started to fall, Hackeny ran in the direction the tree was falling. He fell and the tree struck him.

The Haysi Rescue Squad responded and found Hackney unresponsive. CPR was initiated. Hackney was later pronounced dead at Dickenson Community Hospital. 

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