Man dies when a tree falls on him at Sweetbriar Trail in Westminster

Westminster, SC – 62-year-old Timothy Andrew Butts died Wednesday when a tree fell on him.

According to Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King, Butts was cutting down a tree on his property when it fell on him. Butts was pinned underneath and a family member found him and called 911 around 2:30 PM.

The tree that hit Butts was about 48 inches in diameter. He died of multiple traumatic injuries.

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