LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A falling tree limb killed a man working with a tree-trimming crew on Cimarron Street late Friday afternoon.
Sgt. Rodney Squyres, a spokesman for the Lufkin Police Department, said an Angelina County justice of the peace pronounced the man dead. The accident victim was a white male in his early 20s.
Squyres said a tree limb fell on the man while he was trimming the tree. The victim was stuck 50 feet up, according to Steve McCool, a spokesman for the Lufkin Fire Department. It took emergency personnel about an hour to get the man down.
The Lufkin Fire Department brought in a fire truck with a bucket to reach the man. Squyres said emergency personnel had to cut the tree limb off of the man, so they could recover his body.